The Sioux Uprising in the summer of 1862, which resulted in more than 800 white settlers dead and 38 Sioux Indians condemned and hanged, took place in this state.
The Sioux Uprising in the summer of 1862, which resulted in more than 800 white settlers dead and 38 Sioux Indians condemned and hanged, took place in Minnesota. The Sioux, or Minnesota, Uprising began on August 17, 1862, when four young Sioux murdered five white settlers at Acton. The Santee Sioux, who lived on a long, narrow reservation on the south side of the Minnesota River, were reacting to broken government promises and corrupt Indian agents. a military court sentenced 303 Sioux to die, but President Abraham Lincoln reduced the list. The 38 hangings took place on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minn.
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