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  1. Lake Shetek Chroniclers

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    March 8, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    A number of historians have written specifically about events at Lake Shetek during the Dakota Conflict. I’ve mentioned them in …
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  2. Captivity Accounts

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    February 29, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    In addition to initial newspaper accounts and broad overviews of the Dakota Conflict, a number of those taken captive during …
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  3. The Chroniclers of the Dakota Conflict and Bias

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    February 22, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    Initial accounts of the events of the Dakota Conflict were fraught with bias and interpretation. This is a perfect representation …
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  4. John Other-Day: Man and Historian

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    February 16, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    While most accounts of the Dakota Conflict came from White survivors, some Dakota and mixed-blood individuals did record accounts. Some …
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  5. Native American Warfare–a broad picture

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    February 8, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    In the past weeks, I’ve written about some of the battles of the Dakota Conflict but have touched little on …
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  6. Other Battles of the Dakota Conflict

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    February 1, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    The Upper Sioux Agency was located upriver from the Lower Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely. Along the Minnesota River near …
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  7. The Attack on the Upper Sioux Agency and Battle of Fort Ridgely

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    January 25, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    The headquarters of the Lower Sioux Agency was among the first sites to be attacked during the Dakota Conflict. The …
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  8. The Dakota Conflict Battles of New Ulm

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    January 18, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    In 1862, New Ulm was the largest town in the area of the Sioux Reservation. Located near the confluence of …
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  9. General Overview of the Dakota Conflict at Lake Shetek

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    January 11, 2020 by Pamela Nowak

    The Dakota Conflict began for the settlement at Lake Shetek just after sunrise on August 20, 1862.  The settlement consisted …
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  10. Events Leading to the Dakota Conflict

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    December 28, 2019 by Pamela Nowak

    The roots of the Dakota Conflict were many, varied, and complex. White settlement and the reservation/treaty system, annuity payments (or …
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