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Title Meaning
Davenport Prison A prison stockade (Camp Kearny) adjacent to Camp McClellan in Iowa for the Dakota men put on trial and imprisoned after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Dawes Act Also called the General Allotment Act. The law authorized the President of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide the land into pieces for individual Indians. The objective of the Dawes Act was to pressure Indians to assimilate into White society. The government would then purchase Indian land that wasn't allotted and open it up for settlement by non-Indians.
Depredation claim A request for money from the U.S. government to repay losses incurred during an instance of plundering; robbery; or pillage often as result of war. In this case referring to claims for money made by settlers for property damaged or lost during the U.S.-Dakota War. The money for these claims was taken out of annuity payments that were owed Minnesota Dakota before the war.
Disparage To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
Dugout A shelter for humans or livestock that can be fully recessed into the earth, with a flat roof covered by ground, or dug into a hillside with a constructed wood or sod roof. Also called a "sod house" or "soddy".
Dunwoody College of Technology A private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.