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This compilation comprises a variety of small collections of letters, reminiscences, reports, diaries, and related materials dealing with Minnesota_s Dakota Conflict and related events of 1862_1865. Detailing primarily the personal experiences of both white and Indian participants or witnesses, these collections cover raids and killings, construction of fortifications, hostages_ experiences, the execution at Mankato of 36 Dakotas, and the subsequent Sibley and Sully punitive expeditions into western Minnesota and Dakota Territory. A few documents offer insight into the background and causes of the conflict.

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