Sculptures in works for 'Dakota 38' warriors
Last updated 7/27/2013 at 2:03pm
MANKATO, MN—The challenge is on to match names and photos with each one of the Dakota 38, plus the two who were hanged later.
When Larry Redwing, enrolled Santee, was a little boy, he lay with his head in his grandmother’s lap. While she ran her fingers through his hair, she told Larry about her own grandmother, who was made to watch the hanging of her husband while the townspeople cheered and yelled.
The starving Santee had finally revolted against their oppressors and attacked the city and the Dakota 38 were sentenced to death by President Abraham Lincoln. “They say Lincoln was a g...