If you live in Minnesota, likely you’re aware that we’re marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict. If you don’t live in Minnesota, you might not be aware of this somber chapter of our history. At the time, the Civil War was capturing the nation’s attention, and does to this day. While the fighting was going on between the North and the South, battles between Native Americans and settlers raged on the Minnesota prairie.
Also, check out this book by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White called Mni Sota Makoce.
Ira Glass featured information on the conflict in Episode 479 on “This American Life.”