Monthly Archives: August 2012

Follow the Money: August 17, 1862

Before I leave the story of the 1862 annuity delay, I want the change gears and share one of my favorite stories on this subject. I will not ague that if the guys escorting the  annuity payment had not wanted … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: August 14, 1862

So the 1862 annuity, on a train headed west toward Minnesota 150 years ago, was late. Why does it matter what was going on behind the scenes in Washington D.C. in 1862? You’ve read part of the answer if you’ve had … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: August 13,1862

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the 1862 Dakota annuity payment was a month overdue. Why? This post only hints at the reasons, but supplies the sequence of what happened behind the scenes. After the Treaties of 1851 were proclaimed … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: August 2, 1862

My primary source offering today is actually dated August 2, not August 12, 1862. But it is a companion source to tomorrow’s letter dated August 13. Listen in as officials in Washington D.C. pass the buck on the subject of … Continue reading

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Primary Sources on the Dakota War of 1862

The Back Story Last year, I laid out a precursor to this blog. My idea was simple: in commemoration of this year, three or four times per week I would publish a transcription of a primary source commenting on 1862 … Continue reading

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Little Crow Series in the Star Tribune

Friday August 10, 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune journalist Curt Brown appeared on Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac show in a preview of a six-part Dakota War story set to unfold daily in the Star Tribune, Sunday, August 12 through Friday August 17, 2012. … Continue reading

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Scott W. Berg Interview

I love historiography–the story of how history is made. And I love that in this year of 150th commemorative of the Dakota War of 1862, I live at a crossroads where history is being made. This interview with Scott W. … Continue reading

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