santeedakota Oct 3, 2005 19:24:06 GMT -5
Post by mdenney on Oct 3, 2005 19:24:06 GMT -5
25. Minnesota Sioux War (Santee uprising) 1862AD 1800 Santee imprisoned after the uprising; Santee denied access to legal council; 300 charged with rape or murder and sentenced to death; 33 hung in December 1862 in Mankato, MN Little Crow, Medicine Bottle, Shakopee & Blue Eagle: chiefs were convinced by young warriors that war was inevitable after 2 young Santee men stole eggs as a test of courage and then killed 5 settlers on a dare; not all Santee participate in the uprising; chiefs go to forts but young warriors attack towns; President Lincoln communted all but 38 death sentences 1805- sold 10,000 acres at 2 cents/acre; 1819 white settlement boke the treaty; 1837- treaty takes all Santee land east of the Mississippi (Wisconsin, 35 million acres at 8 cents/acre); sent to Minnesota reservations by 1842; Congress cancelled all treaties after the 1862 uprisinf; 2000 Santee sent to South Dakota reservations and finally to their Nebraska reservation in 1869 never got money and supplies promised in 1837 treaty and faced starvation because game was gone; got insufficient supplies in South Dakota reservation and had to make soup from corn in horse manure
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