Court Proceedings In the Trial of Dakota Indians 1862, published 1927
A recent addition to Special Collections, and a timely one. As you can see with the samples above, the book was lacking a good spellchecker (or typesetter) but provides a window into this paranoid and fearful era of Minnesota history. This year is the Sesquicentennial of the Dakota War. The Minnesota Historical Society just opened a very fair and balanced exhibit on the war, getting feedback from both the descendants of the Dakota and the settlers involved in the war.
Spotlighted in the exhibit were the two men that were executed because of mistaken identity. One of them was Chaska. Chaska was a common Dakota name, meaning “firstborn son.” Case #3, Chaska, who “prevented Indians from killing” Sarah Wakefield’s children and saved her life three times was executed instead of case #121 Chaska-Ite, a man who Lewis Theile swore, “…shot a woman that was with child and then cut her open at Redwood.”
I NEED A COPY OF THIS
mpls is going to F R E A K O U T when they see this
Paul wasn’t kidding, this petite Prince is just crazy.
Question on the Mpls. Issues Forum: Does anyone know where Rush is on the dial in Minneapolis? Does anyone have a list of his local sponsors?
Answer from Mike Jones: I forgot about the Canadian band Rush. Probably an oldies station."
Well played, Mr. Jones. Well played.
We believe it to be the record number of tumblrs started in 2011.
*rubbing eyes* *shaking head*
Prince … Believe the hype!
Meet Steve Morgan. He works at Willie’s American Guitars in St. Paul and he’s been working with guitars since he was 16 years old. You can find him there or teaching guitar at St. Thomas.
We included him in our “Where to Fix Your Best Stuff” feature along with a cobbler in the skyways, a restorer who helps nurse works of art back to health for various museums, and a magical makeover for this grandma chair.