Descendants of exiled Dakota Indians remember Minnesota’s “Trail of Tears”

A pair of bald eagles floated high above the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers Tuesday as a line of Dakota Indians, following in the footsteps of their exiled ancestors, rounded a highway curve in Mendota and marched toward Fort Snelling. And toward a spiritual healing of Minnesota’s most painful chapters — the executions, imprisonments and forced removal of the Dakota from their homeland in the wake of the Dakota War of 1862.

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MN VIDEOS | Dakota War

This documentary is about the Dakota War of 1862 and the 150th anniversary. There are interviews with Dan Spock, Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. Continue Reading