Causes of the US Dakota War & Battlefield Tour 12 Aug 13
When: Back to Calendar » August 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The causes of the US/Dakota War in 1862 were many and complicated. Independent Historian John LaBatte will examine why some Dakota Indians wanted war while others opposed war. At least nine of John’s Dakota and while ancestors were involved in the US/Dakota War in 1862. Historic Fort Ridgely is recognized by the National Park Service as a National Battlefield and is listed twice on the National Register of Historic Places. Join LaBatte for a 1pm program and again for a 2:30pm walking tour on August 18 at Fort Ridgely.