Saturday, February 16, 2013

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862-- Part 3: After the War

To give an idea of the feelings of whites toward the Dakota, after the war, a bounty was offered for Dakota scalps.  Volunteer Scouts would get paid $25 each and civilians $75.

Again, after the war/hangings, in February-March, all treaties with the Dakota were abrogated or revoked.  In May 1863, 1,300 Dakota were put on a steamboat and sent to the Crow Creek reservation.  Conditions on the boat were crowded and many died and conditions at the reservation were horrible.  In the first six months, 200 Dakota died, mostly children.

Old Secesh

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