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Robert Beussman They were fighting for their lives. 1862 Causes of War, Assimilation, Perspectives on 1862 Hunt, Farming, Conversion, Religion, Honesty, Starvation Oral History
Dean Blue All they could see was Indians fighting whites, and yet at the same time, they didn’t know why 1862 Perspectives on 1862, New Ulm Accuracy, New Ulm Oral History
Dean Blue I didn’t really care to even be seen there. 1862 Fort Snelling Fort Snelling Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku That Fort is a sham. It's a Fort whose history is shameful. 1862 Fort Snelling, Spirits Fort Snelling, Spirits, Relatives Oral History
Michael Childs Some people understood it was a humanitarian gesture, and others felt that we were betraying the tribe 1862 Family in 1862, Factions John Other Day (Anpetu-Tokeka), Humanitarian Oral History
Barbara Anderson The main goal was to rob us of our spirit 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Fort Snelling, Resilience Fort Snelling, Humor Oral History
Barbara Anderson Chief Red Iron 1862 Family in 1862, Factions Red Iron (Ma-za-sa), Lac qui Parle, Chief Oral History
Barbara Anderson The more history that’s shared about what happened, the better 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Education History, Savage Oral History
Judith Anywaush Why don't you guys just forget about it 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Commemorative March Discrimination, Police, Fort Snelling, March Oral History
Dean Blue We lost every acre, and we weren’t even involved in the war. 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Abraham Lincoln, Punitive Expeditions Bounty, Scalping, Upper Sioux Oral History
Dean Blue We made a pact, and you’re not paying it. 1862 Treaties, Dakota Land Treaties, Annuity, Acton, Starvation, Land Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku We just accept – with open heart, open mind, open spirit. 1862 Birch Coulee, Little People Little People, Birch Coulee Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku Hopefully it would not happen to other people. 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Spirituality, Mankato Hangings Men, Superman, Mankato, Hangings Oral History
Lisa Besemer “Please give them help. Please give them the money we said we were going to give them.” 1862 Causes of War, Perspectives on 1862 Brown County Historical Society, Letter, Henle Oral History
Lisa Besemer It happened right here! 1862 Family in 1862 Highway 29, Haberly, Haag, Henle Oral History
Lisa Besemer Did people really trust themselves to come back here again? 1862 Aftermath of 1862 Depredation Claims, Compensation, Leaving, Haag Oral History
Robert Beussman Had the tables been turned? 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Forced Marches Marches, Anger Oral History
Robert Beussman That story was just a story until my aunt took the gun to have it repaired 1862 Family in 1862 Weapons Oral History
Robert Beussman Who is right and who is wrong? 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Aftermath, Fairness Oral History
Robert Beussman We still have people that allow others to tell them what to think. 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Creating Awareness, Media Commemoration, Media Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku When you go to war, some people disappear 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Oral History, Family in 1862, Fort Snelling, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Dakota Social Structure Injustice, Wakute (Wacouta), Canku, Diaspora, Lake Traverse, Orphans, Relatives, Montana, Canada, Fort Totten, Roles, Warriors, Fugitive Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku At the root of everything, factionalism was created when immigrants came to our way of living 1862 U.S. Government, Factions, Immigration, Dakota Land Indian Removal Act, Factionalism, Treaties, Policies, Reservations, Immigration, Settlers, Encroachment Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku I think we've outgrown those structures of colonial dominance over Native American people. 1862 Fort Ridgely, Fort Snelling, Reconciliation, Education for Understanding Fort Ridgely, Concessions, Reconciliation, Colonization, Education Oral History
Judith Anywaush “If you just give me a hand up, I know that I can make it.” 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Fort Snelling, Family in 1862, Crow Creek, Punitive Expeditions, Abraham Lincoln, Mankato Hangings Fort Snelling, Expendable, Wechankpeotowe (Many Stars Woman), Crow Creek, Soup, Bishop Whipple, Steamboat, Military, Soldiers, Survival Oral History
Dean Blue It’s written by white folks. None if it is ever written by Dakota. 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Perspectives on 1862, Camp Release, Wood Lake Accuracy, Camp Release, Wood Lake Oral History
John LaBatte Take the politics out of it and deal with it from a historical aspect 1862 Understanding, Education, Forced Marches, Fort Snelling Education, Genocide, Marches, Anger, Fort Snelling Oral History
John LaBatte Education needs to tell the truth about what happened 1862 Family in 1862 LaBatte, Quinn, Hapstina Oral History
John LaBatte Two of my grandfathers were sentenced to hang at Mankato 1862 Family in 1862, Aftermath of 1862 Christianity, Davenport Prison, Faribault, Henry Whipple, Mankato Oral History
John LaBatte I believe that Little Crow was a reluctant leader 1862 Leaders in War, Little Crow, Gabriel Renville, Aftermath of 1862 Little Crow (Thaóyate Dúta), Gabriel Renville Oral History
John LaBatte I believe in understanding on both sides 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Leaders in War, Mankato Hangings, Oral History, Marches Ramsey, Guilt, Marches, Soldiers Oral History
John LaBatte They're still fighting the Dakota War among themselves 1862 Ways of Commemorating Minnesota Historical Society Oral History
George Glotzbach Inhumanity of man against man is hard to believe 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Forced Marches Violence Oral History
George Glotzbach There are people who will say those people were taken there for safety 1862 Fort Snelling Fort Snelling, Preservation Oral History
George Glotzbach They had a cause against the federal government 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Current Events, U.S. Government Point of View, Attack, Victims Oral History
George Glotzbach We were all glad it was over 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Inter-cultural Relationships Commemoration, Celebration Oral History
Evelyn Eischen This little boy was laying in the ditch 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Family in 1862 Roeser, Holm Oral History
Frederick Juni I think it's a blemish on our local history 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Mankato Hangings, Abraham Lincoln Mankato, Hangings, Lincoln Oral History
Frederick Juni It was a clash of two cultures. It had to be. 1862 Dakota and Settler Relationships, Factions, Causes of War Cause, Factions, Neighbors, Compassion Oral History
Frederick Juni We surely have to keep history alive 1862 Family in 1862, Morton Morton, Frank Massopust Oral History
Frederick Juni Humanity has still not learned to coexist in harmony 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Humanity Oral History
Frederick Juni I don't think that silence does much 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Brown County Commemoration, Anniversary, Celebration, Animosity Oral History
Alice Henle You can see why this all happened 1862 Upper Sioux Agency Upper Sioux Agency Oral History
Alice Henle She cut a lock of his hair and kept it. 1862 Family in 1862 Hartman, Riel, Roner, Henle Oral History
Walter LaBatte “Makte sni , makte sni, damakota do, damakota do.” 1862 Family in 1862, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Camp Release Camp Release, Marches, Treaties, Trials, March Oral History
Mary Fellegy I think children of today are lacking history 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Education History, Milford Oral History
Sandra Geshick They sacrificed so we can have what we have today 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Family in 1862, Mankato Hangings, Davenport Prison, Crow Creek Mankato, Davenport, Crow Creek, Flandreau, Bloomington, Lower Sioux Community, Sacrifice Oral History
Sandra Geshick “Tahicido” 1862 Family in 1862, Davenport Prison, Aftermath of 1862 Davenport Prison, Family Oral History
Sandra Geshick There’s a lesson to be learned in every tragedy 1862 Leaders in War, Little Crow, Fortitude Fortitude, Leadership Oral History
Sandra Geshick Who wouldn’t defend what was theirs? 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Dakota Culture and Values, Spirituality Untruth, Defending, Prayer Oral History
John LaBatte Do you think they would have stopped to have trials? 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Mankato Hangings, Abraham Lincoln, Forced Marches Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Mankato, Hangings, Lincoln, March Oral History
John LaBatte That whole process is very complicated 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Factions, Missionaries, Christianity, Fur Trade, Dakota and Settler Relationships Myrick, LaBatte, Intermarriage, Kinship, Starvation, Lac qui Parle, Acton, Conversion, Big Eagle (Waŋbdí Tháŋka) Oral History
Walter LaBatte Sometimes getting rid of things doesn’t have the effect that you want 1862 Fort Snelling Fort Snelling Oral History
Walter LaBatte The war doesn’t sound like it was very well planned out. 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Gabriel Renville, Factionalism Oral History
Evelyn Eischen They should have tried to find a different way. 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Causes of War Cause Oral History
George Glotzbach We have not learned our lesson yet 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Current Events War, Humanity, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia Oral History
LaVonne Swenson That’s how they would hide. 1862 Family in 1862, Aftermath of 1862 Bounty Oral History
LaVonne Swenson You get a sense of belonging to that part of history and surviving 1862 Birch Coulee Birch Coulee Oral History
LaVonne Swenson That was their last song 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Mankato Hangings Mankato, Hangings Oral History
Dallas Ross It’s probably one of the saddest places in this local area. 1862 Birch Coulee Spirits Oral History
Dallas Ross A lifetime of learning for a minute of understanding. 1862 Fort Ridgely, Spirituality Spirit Oral History
Dallas Ross Unless you have something better to offer, then you cannot judge people 1862 Fort Snelling Desecration Oral History
Orlin Mack He told them that there was trouble coming 1862 Family in 1862 Dakota/Settler Relations Oral History
Terry Sveine If everything was taken away from me, I probably would have done the same thing 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Oral History
Terry Sveine If we can learn what not to do, there’s some good to come from it. 1862 Education, Teaching 1862, Learning from the Past, Ways of Commemorating Learning from the Past Oral History
Terry Sveine I thought: this deserves way more than that 1862 Mankato Mankato, Reconciliation Oral History
Carrie Schommer When you go there you feel all of the things that have happened there 1862 Fort Snelling Fort Snelling, Commemoration Oral History
Sylvan Schumacher Everyone else left the area 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Family in 1862 Leavenworth, Wounded Knee Oral History
Sylvan Schumacher He couldn’t let the dog bark, so he had to drown his dog 1862 Family in 1862 Slough, Leavenworth Oral History
Sylvan Schumacher War is always that way 1862 Perspectives on 1862 War Oral History
Richard Runck Where do you start, and how far back do you go? 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Oral History
Dallas Ross They are looking there and they don’t really truly understand what happened. 1862 Mankato, Mankato Hangings Land, Mankato Oral History
Dallas Ross Akicita 1862 Wood Lake, Dakota Social Structure Wood Lake, Warrior, Akicita Oral History
Joan Pendleton I would never treat someone like that, no matter what nationality they were 1862 Perspectives on 1862 Forgiveness Oral History
Dallas Ross The gate opened just to show the people that the land was still there. 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Fort Snelling Fort Snelling, Spirituality Oral History
Dallas Ross Even in my family there were differences. 1862 Family in 1862, Factions, Camp Release Dakota Factions, Red Iron (Ma-za-sa) Oral History
Raymond Owen They had a bent sense of purpose 1862 Fort Snelling, Ways of Commemorating, Genocide Fort Snelling Oral History
Richard Runck Let sleeping dogs lie 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Learning from the Past WWII, Accuracy Oral History
Carrie Schommer Mazamani (Iron Walker) 1862 Family in 1862, Marches Fort Ridgely, Fort Snelling, Tiospaye Oral History
Terry Sveine “We were told that would be better than capture.” 1862 Family in 1862 Oral History
Byron White Humanity sometimes is cruel. 1862 Fort Snelling Fort Snelling Oral History
Byron White “Let them eat grass.” 1862 Perspectives on 1862, U.S. Government Dakota and U.S. Gov't Oral History
Lillian Wilson They wanted to come home 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Commemorative March, Spirituality Birch Coulee Oral History
Lorraine Wels “Grandma Koehler’s house was burned to the ground..." 1862 Family in 1862, Dakota and Settler Relationships Steamboat, New Ulm, Settlers Oral History
Jerry Weldy Some of the mixed blood people had to look out for themselves 1862 Family in 1862, Fort Ridgely, Factions Fort Ridgely Oral History
Jerry Weldy Joseph and his family had close connections with the Indian community 1862 Family in 1862, Dakota and Settler Relationships Treaty Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence Milford Monument 1862 Ways of Commemorating Milford Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence Two ways of life were clashing 1862 Causes of War, Factions Dakota Factions, Warrior, Christianity Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence They got some recompense, I guess 1862 Aftermath of 1862 Dakota Factions, Lincoln, Hangings, Warrior, Christianity Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence Lorenzo Lawrence (Towanetaton) 1862 Family in 1862, Lorenzo Lawrence (Towanetaton) Dakota Spirituality, Christianity, Military, Warrior Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence It would serve as a memorial to the people that were there 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Fort Snelling, Mankato Hangings Fort Snelling, Hangings Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence “I’ll die with you. Because I’m not a coward.” 1862 Causes of War, Little Crow Little Crow (Thaóyate Dúta) Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence The depth of the water is 3.8 feet 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Mankato Hangings Hangings Oral History
Pamela Halverson You can feel the coldness in there 1862 Lower Sioux Agency, U.S. Government, Spirituality Lower Sioux Community, Annuity Oral History
Pamela Halverson Our ancestors fought for survival 1862 Causes of War, Survival, Perspectives on 1862 Survival Oral History
Pamela Halverson We commemorate them every day. 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Mankato Hangings, Education for Understanding Honor, History, Education, Commemoration Oral History
David Pashe "You’re supposed to be helping us- not them" 1862 Perspectives on War, Causes of War, Inter-cultural Relationships Farming, Indian Agent, Assimilation Oral History
Marina James Trying to hide from the Americans 1862 Family in War, Aftermath of War, Dakota Exile/Diaspora Family, Exile, Diaspora Oral History
“Don’t ever forget who you are.” 1862 Perspective on War U.S Government, Change Oral History
Melvin Longclaws People have to know it or else we forget 1862 Perspectives on War, Shared History, Manifest Destiny Land, U.S. Government, Genocide, Germ Warfare Oral History
Trudy Pashe Pazoiyopa 1862 Family in War, Ways of Commemorating Family, Pazoiyopa (Runs Against Something When Crawling) Oral History
Bruce Braden Pashe We’re just fighting for survival in Canada 1862 Aftermath of War, Dakota Hopes for the Future Dakota Exile/Diaspora Oral History
Leslie Smoke Why not get along together with your neighbor? 1862 Ways of Commemorating, Divisions, Anger, Inter-cultural Relationships Divisions, Anger Oral History
Albert Taylor It’s a beautiful song that they were singing 1862 Mankato, Perspectives on War Mankato Hanging Oral History
Albert Taylor There were so many Dakotas killed, unrecorded. 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Genocide, History Lincoln, Germ Warfare Oral History
“If you don’t keep quiet, we’ll push you off here and leave you here.” 1862 Aftermath of War, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Punitive Expeditions Exile, Diaspora Oral History
David Pashe They used to call me a refugee all the time 1862 Aftermath of War, Dakota History, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Family in War, Repatriation Exile, Diaspora, Inkpaduta, Andrew Myrick, Repatriation Oral History
Clayton Maxwell Smoke Isan tanka 1862 Aftermath of War, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Punitive Expeditions Exile, Diaspora, Punitive Expeditions Oral History
Are we doing the right thing? 1862 Family in War, Aftermath of War, Little Crow, Dakota History Family, Little Crow, Horses Oral History
Carol Merrick He was born on the way into Canada 1862 Aftermath of War Dakota Exile/Diaspora Oral History
James Assiniboine The chief sent all the young ladies up to Canada 1862 Aftermath of War, Family in War, Dakota Exile/Diaspora Family, Dakota Exile/Diaspora Oral History
Willard Manderfeld Close to a hundred miles 1862 Causes of War, Family in War, Aftermath of War, Treaties, Perspectives on War Family, Fort Ridgely Oral History
A Johnson Called Thong 1862 Family in War Family, Acton, Aftermath, Immigration, Settlers Share Your Story
Holl Family Account of the US-Dakota Indian War 1862 Immigration Experience Family, Dakota/Settler Relations, Milford Share Your Story
Hungry 1862 Perspectives on War Share Your Story
War Comes to Norwegian Grove 1862 Family in War, Family in 1862, Homesteading, Immigration, Immigration Experience Family, Homesteading, Immigration, Norwegian, Settlers Share Your Story
Joseph Coursolle's Testimony 1862 Family in War Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Family, Oral History, Camp Release Share Your Story
How The Events Touched a Pioneer Family 1862 Aftermath of War, Survival Camp Release Share Your Story
Johnny we hardly knew you 1862 Family in War Healing Share Your Story
Settlers from Ireland-The Mulcare Family 1862 Family in War Family, Dakota/Settler Relations Share Your Story
Melvin Littlecrow Are we doing the right thing? 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Family in 1862, Little Crow Family, Little Crow Oral History
Present affected by uprising 1862 Family in War Family, Consequences, Drinking, Fear Share Your Story
Beverly Wakeman There was not any marking to show where this was 1862 Mankato Hangings Mankato, Commemoration Oral History
Ed LaBelle They want us to forgive and we do forgive to a certain extent but we don’t forget. 1862 Family in 1862, Aftermath of 1862 Family, Aftermath Oral History
Myron Taylor These people, those people, our relatives, were fighting for the same thing. 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Aftermath of 1862, Family in 1862, Ways of Commemorating Discrimination, Education, School, Land, History, Christianity, Family, Mankato Hanging Oral History
Water In The Rain featuring Amos Owen 1862 Aftermath of 1862, Mankato Hangings Mankato Hanging, Aftermath, Commemoration Share Your Story
Patrick Kelly - Indian Interpreter 1862 Family in War Andrew Myrick, Family Share Your Story
A Sad Day in Section 29, Tyrone Township, Le Sueur County 1862 Family in War, Settlers in War, Military New Ulm Share Your Story
The Heuer Family In Milford 1862 Aftermath of War, Family in War, Settlers in War, Family in 1862, Immigration Milford Share Your Story
The Cla(u)sen Story 1862 Aftermath of War, Family in War, Family in 1862 Birch Coulee, Milford, Settlers Share Your Story
But they're our friends 1862 Family in War, Settlers in War, Family in 1862 New Ulm Share Your Story

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