MPR’s “Little War on the Prairie”

This morning Minnesota Public Radio published a 13-installment series,“Little War on the Prairie.” The introduction reads:

“It was 150 years ago this month that the U.S.-Dakota war ended with one of the most noteworthy events in Minnesota history — the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato. We tell the story from the perspective of John Biewen, a Mankato native who heard next to nothing about the war during his childhood there. Biewen, a longtime radio producer, traveled southern Minnesota to places where key events occurred, so he could explore what happened in all its complexity.”

A quick glance shows Biewen wove in the story of one of my favorite people, Gwen Westerman and her family. All thirteen parts are available online today ¬†Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until later today for time to read it. But maybe your boss won’t mind :).

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