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Coffee Talk: US-Dakota War of 1862: A Forgotten Battle

In Minnesota, August 1862, a smoldering conflict between the U.S. government and the Dakota Sioux finally erupted into war. The savage battle that followed forced President Lincoln to pull troops from the Civil War and send them to Minnesota to quell the uprising. In this multimedia presentation, award-winning speaker L. Sue Baugh explains how this forgotten conflict led to the largest mass execution in U.S. history. This event is free due to the generosity of Village Bank & Trust. There is a $3.00 suggested donation.

Earlier Event: April 7
Hands on History: City of Roses
Later Event: April 21
Closed Easter