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The darkest chapter
in Minnesota’s history, through the rise and fall of one Dakota leader »Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Joles and video by Jim Gehrz
In the final years of traditional Dakota life in Minnesota, Little Crow’s mother prepared him to lead his people in a time of wrenching change »Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Jolesand video by Jim Gehrz
With his people starving and treaty payments too late to help,Little Crow is pushed toward war »Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Joles and video by Jim Gehrz
Painting by Michael Eischens, courtesy Brown County Historical Society
Little Crow’s men hand white leaders one humiliation after another, killing hundreds of settlers and soldiers. But his control of the war begins to slip »Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Joles and video by Jim Gehrz
Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Joles and video by Jim Gehrz
The Dakota face mobs, bountiesand a death camp for their children »
A decision to slip back into Minnesota proves to be a fatal error » Story by Curt Brown, photographs by David Joles and video by Jim Gehrz
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