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INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 ended on Dec. 26, 1862, when 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato, Minnesota, in the largest mass execution in the country’s history. Two other Dakota were later brought back from Canada and executed. The executions took place in southwestern Minnesota more than 160 years ago but their memory lives on each December through the day after Christmas when many gather in Mankato to honor and remember. Annually, a run and a horseback ride honor the ancestors, often against the brutal Minnesota weather. An idea in 1983 turned into a collective vision in 1986.


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