38 Dakota?

38 Dakota?
© October 20, 2017, John LaBatte

Perhaps the most often repeated statement about the Dakota War of 1862 is, “38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato on December 26, 1862, in the largest mass execution in U.S. history.” This statement is incorrect.

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Genocide and Concentration Camps

Genocide and Concentration Camps
© January 14, 2016, John LaBatte
Updated on July 17, 2016

“…we owe it to those who died and suffered to tell the truth, and we owe it to future generations not to lie to them.” (Treuer, 32)

What is genocide? Did anyone commit genocide in 1862-63? Which standard for genocide should we use: 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention or 1998 Rome Statute?

What is a concentration camp? Were there any concentration camps in 1862-63?

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