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 :).