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Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history
Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history (March 28, 2016)

The murals on the walls of the Shear Howe arena in Mobridge, South Dakota, reveal an invaluable perspective of American Indian life shortly after contact with the Wasicus.


Lake named for war secretary who pushed for removal of tribes
Lake named for war secretary who pushed for removal of tribes (September 1, 2015)

Tribal members want the body of water in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to return to its Dakota name of Bde Maka Ska, or White Earth Lake.


Melvin Lee Houston: Healing the wounds of the Dakota people
Melvin Lee Houston: Healing the wounds of the Dakota people (March 23, 2015)

We, as Dakota people, have a shared history of exile, pain and grief.


Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride
Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride (December 17, 2014)

The annual Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride is evidence of the power of the seventh generation to lead under the healing powers of the Sunka Wakan Oyate.


Native Sun News: Dakota memorial riders start 330-mile journey
Native Sun News: Dakota memorial riders start 330-mile journey (December 11, 2014)

This memorial ride is to honor the 38+2 Native Americans hanged as a result of the Dakota War of 1862.


Column: Remains of Dakota man hanged in 1862 kept in home
Column: Remains of Dakota man hanged in 1862 kept in home (November 25, 2014)

The remains were removed recently but the current location is unknown.


Opinion: Bishop helped save lives of Sioux men after 1862 war
Opinion: Bishop helped save lives of Sioux men after 1862 war (July 18, 2014)

Professor explores the role of a bishop who convinced then-president Abraham Lincoln not to execute every Dakota man after the Dakota War of 1862.


Native Sun News: Sculptures in works      for   'Dakota 38'    warriors
Native Sun News: Sculptures in works for 'Dakota 38' warriors (March 19, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose , Native Sun News Staff Writer. . All content © Native Sun News. Mahpi’ya Al’Nazin (He Who Stands on the...


Column:  1862  Dakota War took a big toll on Minnesota  soldiers
Column: 1862 Dakota War took a big toll on Minnesota soldiers (February 18, 2013)

"When the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, young men in Minnesota responded enthusiastically to Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers. By August 1862, all or parts of the...


Chris Mato Nunpa: A historic document for   Year of the Dakota
Chris Mato Nunpa: A historic document for Year of the Dakota (January 10, 2013)

"Friday, December 14, 2012, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution titled “The Year of the Dakota: Remembering, Honoring and Truth-Telling,” which year began on December 26, 2012 through December...


Waziyatawi: Dakota people won't forget hangings at Mankato
Waziyatawi: Dakota people won't forget hangings at Mankato (January 2, 2013)

"The Idle No More campaign is in full-swing to the north, and Dakota people associated with the 38+2 memorial horse ride have apparently abandoned the struggle for justice for Indigenous...


Column: Annual ride commemorates  hangings of   Dakota men
Column: Annual ride commemorates hangings of Dakota men (December 17, 2012)

"Along Highway 34 in the flat country west of Howard, four riders on small horses move at a quick walk through a late afternoon drained of warmth and nearly of...


Review:  Tragic history of   Dakota war  examined for '38 Nooses'
Review: Tragic history of Dakota war examined for '38 Nooses' (December 3, 2012)

"When the conflict between the Dakota nation and the white soldiers and settlers on the frontier of Minnesota came to an end in the fall of 1862, Gen. John...


Travel: Retracing the 1862 Dakota War that shaped Minnesota
Travel: Retracing the 1862 Dakota War that shaped Minnesota (August 27, 2012)

"Amid the patchwork quilted farm fields of corn and soybeans in Meeker County, Donna and Scott Whitcomb have a monument planted in their front yard. It's right next to a...


Opinion: Looking back at impacts of the Dakota War of 1862
Opinion: Looking back at impacts of the Dakota War of 1862 (August 21, 2012)

"I read the entire series of articles the Star Tribune recently published on the Dakota uprising, and was surprised to learn that the federal law that bans Dakota from Minnesota...


Opinion: President Lincoln responsible for Dakota execution
Opinion: President Lincoln responsible for Dakota execution (August 21, 2012)

"During his term as president, Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the largest mass execution – and the greatest act of clemency – in our nation’s history. Indeed, as every schoolchild...


Editorial: Resentment festers 150 years after the Dakota War
Editorial: Resentment festers 150 years after the Dakota War (August 13, 2012)

"One hundred fifty years ago this week, five Acton Township white settlers were murdered by four Santee Dakota young men. The war that would transform Minnesota had begun. Before it...


History: Early accounts from non-Indian pioneers in Minnesota
History: Early accounts from non-Indian pioneers in Minnesota (July 12, 2012)

"Before detailing the dramatic events of the Dakota War that have etched themselves into Minnesota's history and psyche, we will look back to earlier Indian life on Maine Prairie, the...


Opinion: Charting for a better future in Minnesota-Dakota relations
Opinion: Charting for a better future in Minnesota-Dakota relations (July 9, 2012)

"Fifty years after the Civil War's brutal 1863 bloodbath at Gettysburg, veterans from both the Union and the Confederacy came in goodly numbers to a battlefield reunion. Accounts at the...


Native Sun News: Dakota artist honors the Sioux Uprising of 1862
Native Sun News: Dakota artist honors the Sioux Uprising of 1862 (June 28, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. Yankton Dakota Lyle Miller Sr.’s “The Taking of...