"Let Them Eat Grass": The 1862 Dakota Uprising...

By late summer of 1862, the Civil War was still raging.  But all was not quiet on the frontier, and a battle was brewing in Minnesota that would draw money and resources from the major conflict.  One after another, treaties with the Dakota had been broken.  The tribe was pushed onto smaller and smaller allotments of land.  Hunting became less sustainable as more white settlers moved into the a...

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