2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. On June 30, 2012, the exhibit, “The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” will open at the Minnesota History Center.
Visitors of the exhibit will have the opportunity to examine evidence from the war, such as documents, images and artifacts from the Society’s collections. Visitors will learn about the broken treaties and promises that led to this disastrous chapter in Minnesota history. Accession records will accompany artifacts so visitors will know how they were acquired. “The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” exhibit will include multiple viewpoints, including commentary from descendants of those touched by the war, as well as historical and contemporary voices. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will be encouraged to draw their own conclusions about what happened and why. Read more information at www.usdakotawar.org/exhibit.