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Dakota War, Minnesota, 1862


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    • Dakota Conflict, Minnesota, 1862
    • Dakota Uprising, Minnesota, 1862
    • Great Sioux Uprising, Minnesota, 1862
    • Little Crow's War, Minnesota, 1862
    • Minnesota Sioux Uprising, Minnesota, 1862
    • Sioux Outbreak, Minnesota, 1862
    • Sioux Uprising, Minnesota, 1862
    • United States-Dakota War, Minnesota, 1862
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    • found: Work cat: The US-Dakota War of 1862, 2012:(U.S.-Dakota War of 1862; result of disastrous U.S. government Indian policies; last 6 weeks; fought in Minnesota)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 18, 2013:Dakota War of 1862 p. (Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, (and the Dakota Uprising, the Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.--Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux (also known as eastern Dakota). It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota)
    • found: Carley, Kenneth. Dakota War of 1862, 2001.
    • found: World book encyclopedia, 2010:Indian Wars: Wars on the Plains (The Great Sioux Uprising (1862): In 1862, the Santee, or Dakota, Sioux in Minnesota faced starvation.... In August, the Santee carried out several raids against the Americans in a conflict known as the Great Sioux Uprising. The Santee killed from 400 to 800 settlers before the state militia ended the rebellion.)
    • found: Atlas of the Sioux wars, 2006, via WWW, July 7, 2014:map 3 (Minnesota Sioux Uprising, August 1862 (on 17 August 1862 four Sioux warriors murdered five settlers near Acton, Minnesota. On 18 August, Indians at the Lower Sioux Agency rebelled, killing most of the settlers on their reservation. A few escapees managed to reach Fort Ridgely and warn its commander, Captain John S. Marsh, of the rebellion. Marsh and 47 men subsequently sortied from the fort only to be ambushed at Redwood Ferry, where half of them, including Marsh, were killed. A relief expedition under ColonelHenry H. Sibley arrived at Fort Ridgely on 27 August 1862. ... The Sioux surprised and inflicted a tactical defeat on Sibley's men at Birch Coulee on 2 September. ... On 19 September, Sibley resumed his advance. This time, the expedition encountered and defeated the Sioux at Wood Lake on 23 September 1862. Three days later, hostilities ended when some of the Santee Sioux surrendered and released their 269 captives.)
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    • 2013-05-18: new
    • 2014-12-12: revised
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