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CHGS and Department of American Indian Studies Announce Panel Discussion on Dakota Exile

CHGS and Department of American Indian Studies Announce Panel Discussion on Dakota Exile

In May of 1863 1,300 Dakota were loaded onto steamboats and sent to Crow Creek reservation. Crowded onto the boats and weakened by imprisonment, many died on the voyage. The new reservation was desolate and food was scarce. In the first six months at Crow Creek more than 200 Dakota people died, most of them children.

The panel will focus on the exile order, the efforts to rescind the order and its impacts, as well as how Euro-Minnesotans benefited from the Dakota exile.

Sponsored by: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, Institute for Global Studies and the Human Rights Program.