Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Native History: More Than 300 Dakota Sentenced to Death

This Date in Native History: On November 5, 1862, a five-man military commission convicted 319 Dakota men in connection with a series of armed conflicts in southwestern Minnesota. Of the 392 tried, 307 were originally sentenced to death—later reduced to 303—and 16 to prison terms. Ultimately, 38 men were hanged after a review of those 303 cases by President Abraham Lincoln.
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/11/05/native-history-more-300-dakota-sentenced-death-152079

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