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Title Meaning
Aberdeen Proving Ground A military installation or reservation where weapons or other military technology are experimented or tested or where military tactics are tested
Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United States, serving during the 1862 Indian Uprising.
Acton Refers to Acton Township, MN where on August 17, 1862, four young Dakota men killed five settlers. After the men reported back to their community leaders, a council was called and the Soldiers’ Lodge convinced a reluctant Taoyateduta (Little Crow) to lead the fight against the traders and settlers.
Adolph Hitler An Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party.
AIM American Indian Movement
Alexander Faribault The son of a French-Canadian fur trader and the daughter of a French voyageur and a Wahpeton or Mdewakanton mother, he established a fur trading post at the site of modern-day Faribault. He worked with the government and the Dakota in establishing land treaties.
Alexander Ramsey Served as the first Territorial Governor of Minnesota in1853. In 1855, he became the mayor St. Paul. Ramsey was elected the second Governor of Minnesota after statehood and served from January 2, 1860 to July 10, 1863. Perpetrated battle against the Dakota in the U.S.-Dakota War, and helped instigate the exile and Punitive Expeditions against the Dakota people afterwards.
Alfred Sully Alfred Sully was a general that commanded cavalry troops during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and led punitive expeditions against the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people after the war.
American Indian Policy A reference to the U.S. government's policies, instigated by Thomas Jefferson (and later by Andrew Jackson through forced removals) to allow Native Americans to remain east of the Mississippi as long as they became assimilated or "civilized".
Andrew Jackson The seventh President of the United States (1829_1837).
Andrew Myrick A trader who operated a store at the Lower Sioux Agency in southwest Minnesota. He is credited with saying, "So far as I am concerned, if they are hungry let them eat grass or their own dung." This, and other mal-treatments of area Dakota, helped prompt the U.S.-Dakota War.
Angela Davis American political activist, scholar, and author.
Animosity A feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action.
Annihilate To totally destruct or completely obliterate
Annuity A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year. Sometimes called a "ration".
Antagonism Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness.
Arapaho A nation of Native Americans historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming. They were close allies of the Cheyenne and aligned with the Dakota.
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Incorporated in April, 1965, a non-profit organization established as a Community Action Program (CAP) for the Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook.
Assimilate To blend or fuse oneself into the dominant society. Sometimes by threat or force.
Atrocity An extremely cruel act.
Auschwitz A concentration camp established by the German Nazi's most notably for the extermination of Jews during World War II.