Where were you in ’62?

Hayes Scriven, Griff Wigley Koblas poster

Or more precisely, what were your forebearers doing before and after the U.S. Dakota War of 1862?

As I blogged back in May, there’s a dark side to Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial, especially here in southern Minnesota. Most people know about the mass-hanging of 38 Dakota warriors in Mankato. Few know about the conditions that led up to the war, nor the ethnic cleansing, concentration camps, and bounties on Dakota scalps afterwards.

Local author/historian John Koblas will give a slide presentation tonight on his trilogy of books titled Let them Eat Grass, 6:30 pm at the Northfield Historical Society. See Executive Director Hayes Scriven’s blog post for more.

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