Category Archives: Indian Hating

Louis Thiele, Indian Hater

Alfred J. Hill’s History of the Sixth Minnesota Infantry, Company E shows that Louis Thiele, “a Prussian settler of the neighborhood, whose family had been murdered by the Indians,” enlisted in the Sixth Minnesota, Company E as a Private at … Continue reading

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John Moredock, Indian Hater

1856 engraving of Grand Tower on the upper Mississippi River, near where John Moredock’s family was killed. Today, Grand Tower, by highway, is about two hours south of St. Louis, MO. Early in the series on the Dakota Commemorative March, … Continue reading

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Hot Water, Part 2

“They were coming to the end of the town and they thought they were out of trouble. Then there was a big building at the end of the street. Someone threw hot, scalding water on them. The children were all … Continue reading

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Hot Water

Henderson, Minnesota Few stories tell us as much about the mindset of Minnesotans in the wake of the 1862 war. Or how little we know today about who we were then. Dakota people told us first. It took years of … Continue reading

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A Scheme for Revenge

“The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah! Kill every Indian, papoose and squaw; The Indians must be slain or driven to the plain And silence the war whoop forever.” — rendition of “The Battle Cry of Freedom” attributed to soldiers in Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Soldiers “Trysting” in the Dakota Camp

“…I did not drill to day was sick –feel better to night –nothing of importance –another bans read on dress parade that there should be  no more Trysting with the Squaws it made the boys a little mad as there … Continue reading

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Indian Hating

Wilhelmina Buce Carrigan (1855-1912)  Minnie Buce Carrigan was seven years old in August 1862, when she witnessed the deaths of her mother, her father, and four younger siblings at the hands of Dakota warriors at her home on Middle Creek … Continue reading

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