The following includes information about the U.S.-Dakota War ofo 1862 along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway. This informatin will be updated periodically so check back. Also check our calendar of events for events in 2012 along the byway!
Minnesota Historical Society: Minnesota Tragedy www.usdakotawar.org
Brown County Dakota War Commemoration www.browncountydakotawarcommemoration.com
Discover the Dakota Culture and Heritage Speaker Series – A Monthly Educational Series Celebrating the Dakota People in recognition of US – Dakota Conflict of 1862 Sesquicentennial
The series will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month from January to December 2012 at the Blue Earth County Historical Society
Speaker Series Schedule
Blue Earth County Historical Society
415 Cherry Street, Mankato, MN
Mankato (Mahkato) Annual 40th Traditional Pow-Wow Honoring the 38 Dakota - September 21-23, 2012
Every September Native Americans from a number of tribes gather in Mankato’s Land of Memories Park, where the Dakota people held many ceremonies and gatherings before the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862. The conflict resulted in the execution of 38 Dakota warriors in Mankato on December 26, 1862. The Pow-wow, which is co-sponsored and co-organized by the Mdewakanton Association, costs $5 for the weekend. It has been held in Mankato since 1972. The three-day event includes the beautiful regalia of the dancers, traditional music, delicious foods and beautiful crafts. The event is open Friday from 3 p.m. until the dancers are done dancing, Saturday from 9 a.m. until the dancers are done dancing and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The pow-wow is open to both natives and non-natives.
Land of Memories Park Google Map
The Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Horse Ride – December 26, 2012
More information coming soon
A Lot of Time to Think and Pray – Redwood Falls Gazette – 12-12-11
Smooth Feather Film Productions film about the Dakota 38
Click on Map for PDF version