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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Hayes Litho Co. Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota December 26, 1862. Chromolithograph, 16 3/4 x 21 inches; minimal wear. Buffalo, NY: John C. Wise, 1883
In the midst of the Civil War, the Union army also fought the Dakota War on the Minnesota frontier. At the conclusion, 498 Dakota Sioux warriors were put on trial; 300 were sentenced to death. President Lincoln commuted most of the sentences, but 38 of them died in the largest mass execution in American history.
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