The Dakota War in the Media: 2012
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Saturday November 17 Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn, U.S. Dakota War: They Were Brief and One-sided, But Captured Dakotas Were Put on Trial
Saturday November 17 Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn, U.S. Dakota War: Colonel Prevented Lynching of Captive Indians
Thursday November 15 Minnesota Historical Society/Minnesota Public Radio 1862 in 2012 panel discussion with Annette Atkins, Syd Beane, Curt Brown and Dean Urdhal moderated by Cathy Wurzer.
Monday November 12 St. Paul Pioneer Press article by Maja Backstrom Dakota Commemorative Walk Remembers 1862 Forced March to Fort Snelling
Monday September 24 West Central Tribune article by Carolyn Lange, Descendants of Minnesota’s 1862 War say the truth needs to be taught.
Monday September 24 West Central Tribune article by Tom Cherveny, Camp Release Remembered
Sunday September 23 Mankato Free Press article Mahkato Wacipi Discussion Focuses on the Journey Toward Reconcilliation
Sunday September 9 Mankato Free Press article by Dan Ojanpa interviewing Terry Sveine, To lend tangibility to the U.S. Dakota War, see it for yourself
Sunday September 9 Mankato Free Press article by Dan Linehan Dakota memorial could be ready in October (see sidebar)
Sunday September 2, 2012 New Ulm Journal article by Kremi Spengler, “Through Writers’ Eyes: the U.S. Dakota War of 1862” reviewing the work of John LaBatte, Curt Dahlin, and Corinne Monjeau-Marz.
Wednesday August 29, Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Curt Brown, Throngs Remember Stanley Crooks
Monday August 27, Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn, U.S. Dakota War Dead Remembered in Ceremony in the New Ulm City Cemetery
Sunday August 26, New Ulm Journal article by Josh Monitz, Defenders’ Mounument Rededicated in New Ulm
Sunday August 26, Mankato Free Press Article by Brian Ojanpa, Attitudes About U.S. Dakota War Change with Time
Friday August 24, Minnesota Public Radio News article by Dan Olson, Minnesota Sounds and Voices: White Settlers Voices in 1862 Exhibit interview with Jan Klein
Thursday August 23, Mankato Free Press Dan Nienaber article on Darla Gebhart, New Ulm Resident’s Ancestor Involved in First Blood Shed of the War
Monday August 20, West Central Tribune article by Linda Vanderwerf, Hope for an Era of Healing: Organizers hope Ness Church ceremony will wipe away tears.
Sunday August 19, Mankato Free Press article by Brian Ojanpa Brown County Exhibit on U.S. Dakota War worked on for years
Friday August 17, MinnPost article by David Brauer, Star-Tribune Sells 2,000 e-books on Dakota War series
Friday August 17, MinnPost interview with Sheldon Wolfchild by Steve Date Star Dreamer filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild: Dakota Perspective on Pre-War Events
Friday August 17, Minnesota Public Radio News article by Dan Olson, Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Historical Accounts of the U.S. Dakota War Change Through the Years interview with Bill Lass
Friday August 17, 2012 Mankato Free Press article by Amanda Dyslin, Settlers and Indians Co-existed for 200 Years Before the War.
Friday August 17, 2012 New Ulm Journal article by Fritz Busch, Wolfchild, authors mull Indian System: calls for return of sacred land.
Thursday August 15, 2012 op-ed piece about Sarah Wakefield in the Star Tribune by Corey Hickner-Johnson, A Dakota War Story You Should Know.
Sunday August 12, 2012 St. Paul Pioneer Press article by Maja Beckstrom, Family Outings: Learning about the Dakota War of 1862.
Sunday August 12-Friday August 17, 2012 Six-part series in the Minneapolis Star Tribune by Curt Brown, “In the Footseps of Little Crow”:
Foreword by Editor Nancy Barnes, A Deeply Reported Story History on U.S.-Dakota War
Prologue: Why Little Crow?
Part 1 8/12: A Man Lost in Time
Part 2 8/13: Born to Lead
Part 3 8/14: Little Crow: When Men Are Hungry They Help Themselves
Part 4 8/14: Terror Spread Across the Prairie
Part 5 8/15: In Little Crow’s Wake, Horrors for the Dakota
Part 6 8/16: Little Crow’s Legacy
Epilogue: Reaching Back to Touch the Past
Saturday August 11, 2012 Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn, Dakota War: Good Guys? Bad Guys? History Isn’t Always So Simple interviewing Ben Leonard, Darla Gebhard and Bill Lass
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn reporting on a conversation with Bill Lass, Retired History Professor Offers Perspective on the Dakota War.
Saturday July 7, 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Lori Sturdevant, In recognition of history, a move to the future.
Sunday July 1, 2012 St. Paul Pioneer Press article by Maja Beckstrom, Revisiting a war that shaped Minnesota, 150 years later.
Sunday April 29, 2012 Mankato Free Press articles by Tim Krohn, Turnabout on ‘gallows’ beam: Hanging artifact draws historical dispute and Historian County historical society is ‘censoring’ history: Historical Society wants more proof.
May, 2012 edition of Minnesota Monthly, “The No Win War” by Gregory J. Scott.
Friday Feburary 10, 2012 Mankato Free Press article by Dan Linehan “Scaffold Timber was Really from Bridge Historical Society Says“.
Sunday February 4, 2012 Mankato Free Press article by Tim Krohn “Wood Believed to Be From 1862 Scaffold Stashed Away“.
Sunday January 29, 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Curt Brown “150 Years Later, War’s Wounds Still Cut Deep“.
I just found your interesting website. Who is the author? I tried to Follow, but the website erroneously said my email was not proper. I have written about the U.S.-Dakota War on my blog: http://dwkcommentaries.com.
Our mutual friend Walt Bachman pointed me to your blog last year. We met at the Bachman’s release party for Northern Slave, Black Dakota. I am the author –Carrie Zeman. Nice to see you here!