Dakota War Causes – Acton

Dakota War Causes – Acton
© September 4, 2014, John LaBatte

 On August 17, 1862, four young Dakota men killed five settlers in Acton Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. This event was the primary immediate cause of the Dakota War of 1862. It was not the start of the war as some authors think. What really happened at Acton?

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