Monday, August 19, 2013

Dakota Uprising Begins With Let Them Eat Grass!

Dakota Uprising Begins With ‘Let Them Eat Grass!’

On August 17, 1862, after a summer season of failed crops and diminished lands, the Dakota Uprising commenced when the U.S. government failed to pay the Dakota’s annuities. Local trader and store owner Andrew Myrick refused to allow credit for food until their payments arrived. “Let them eat grass,” he said.


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