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A Pardon 150 Years Late: Wrongful Execution Of Dakota Indian 'A Tragic Period In History'

First Posted: 12/14/10 09:17 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Dakota Pardon

New York Times:

MANKATO, Minn. -- On Dec. 26, 1862, thirty-eight doomed Dakota Indians wailed and danced atop the gallows, waiting for the trapdoors to drop beneath them. The square scaffold, built here to accommodate the largest mass execution in United States history, swayed under their weight.

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