"Dakota 38"

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January 31, 2013 at 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
"Dakota 38"
Location:  Montana Historical Society, 225 North Roberts

Jeremy Red Eagle will show excerpts from and discuss the film Dakota 38 from the perspective of a participant in Memorial Ride which commemorated the 150th anniversary of this tragic episode in American history.  Dakota 38 is a moving film about the Dakota conflict of 1862. At the end of the conflict 1,700 women and children were placed in Ft Snelling in a concentration camp. 300 died that winter due to exposure, sickness and starvation. Over 300 men were sentenced to hang. All but 38 were pardoned and sent to prison from 3-5 years in Davenport, Iowa. The 38 were hung in the largest mass execution in US history. All Dakota were then exiled from Minnesota and their descendants now reside on reservations in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Canada.

Contact  Nicole Boileau at (406) 444-2694 or email nboileau@mt.gov