War is always that way

Mr. Schumacher reflects on the U.S.-Dakota War.

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DL: What’s your opinion of the war?

SS: A lot of people blame this one, or that one. But it was created from both sides. First of all, we didn’t give provisions like we were supposed to. Others felt the Indians didn’t belong here, and we did. There was a lot of back and forth on both sides in the war, and war is always that way- there are two sides to it. But it’s just too bad when something like that happens and a lot of people have to give up their lives.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Sylvan Schumacher Interviewer Deborah Locke made in New Ulm, MN | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. War is always that way June 22, 2024. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1118

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