You can see why this all happened

Ms. Henle talks about the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War.

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AH: Well, see this awful thing happened up in Morton. They were supposed to be given money or food or something and the guy up there didn’t give them any. It’s just like Marie Antoinette, [when the peasants were told they] can eat bread. Well here it’s [“You] can eat grass.” [The hardship] went even farther back, to South Dakota on the Reservations where the young braves were getting very upset because they weren’t getting what they were supposed to get. They were entitled to… or at least [they should have expressed] some compassion to these people that were dying of hunger. You can see why this all happened.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Alice Henle Interviewer Deborah Locke made in New Ulm, MN | Thursday, March 31, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. You can see why this all happened July 22, 2024.

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