In the aftermath of 1862 Dakota War, more men were convicted and sentenced to death by a military court in Minnesota than in any other group of trials in American history.
Walt Bachman, a Minnesota trial lawyer for 22 years, will discuss the prosecutions of almost 400 Dakota men. Were the trials a sham or fair and just? Come and judge for yourself.
Walt Bachman is the author of Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey, coming from Pond Dakota Press in 2013.