Monday, February 18, 2013

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862-- Part 4

l Sibley and his soldiers moved 303 condemned Indians from the Lower Sioux Agency to a prison camp in Mankato, Minnesota.  On the outskirts of New Ulm, they were attacked by citizens and two of the Indians died of their injuries.

Those prisoners not executed at Mankato sere sent by steamboat to the military prison at Davenport, Iowa.  At least 120 died while there of the horrible conditions.

From November 7-13, about 1700 Dakota (mostly women and children)who had surrendered but not sentenced to death or prison, were taken from  the Lower Sioux Agency to an internment camp near Fort Snelling, Minnesota.  As they passed through Henderson, they were attacked by white settlers.

They spent the winter in the internment camp and between 100-300 died, mostly of disease.

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