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Title Meaning
Gabriel Renville (Ti'wakan) Ti’wakan (Sacred Lodge). When the Dakota War began, Renville helped to organize a soldier’s lodge that opposed the warriors. He served as leader of the Sissetons and Wahpetons at the Spirit Lake Reservation.
Gang plank A movable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier.
Genocide Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. Source: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948.
George Armstrong Custer A United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the "Indian Wars". He was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn popularly known as “Custer’s Last Stand”.
Germ warfare The use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with intent to kill or incapacitate as an act of war.
German Land Association Actually the Chicago Land Society, a group formed to establish a German colony at New Ulm, MN.
Grand Portage Reservation An Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) reservation located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, approximately 150 miles from Duluth.
Gray Cloud Island The location of an early Dakota village in the Mississippi River near Cottage Grove Minnesota.
Great Sioux Uprising Another name for the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.