. In Case You’ve Missed It This Day in History – Dec. 26, 1862: 38 Dakota Men Executed by Order of Abraham Lincoln « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – On the day after Christmas, on Dec. 26, 1862, 38 Dakota men were hanged in the largest mass-hanging in U.S. history. The executions were ordered by President Abraham Lincoln. In a separate historic order, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which granted his administration to free the slaves, went into effect six days later on Jan. 1, 1863. The Dakota hangings were the result of conflict between the Dakota and settlers. American Indian author Mark Charles wrote for Native News Online: In the fall of 1862, after the United States failed to meet its treaty obligations with the Dakota people.

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