The Dakota War Trials of 1862-­63: Kangaroo Court or Merited Justice?

Thu, 2012-06-21 11:21 -- Julianna.Olsen
Event Date(s): 
Aug 26 2012 - 2:00pm


Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington
2200 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
United States
44° 49' 9.1956" N, 93° 18' 29.7576" W

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.

Event Organization: 
Pond Dakota Heritage Society