This Day in History: 38 Dakota Put to Death by Hanging that was Ordered by Lincoln

Hanging by death of 38 Dakota was ordered by President Abraham Lincoln

This day in history: December 26, 1862

Published December 26, 2016

MANKATO, MINNESOTA—On December 26, 1862 on the day after Christmas, 38 Dakota (Santee Sioux) were put to death by hanging. The deaths were ordered by President Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.

The hangings were the result of the Dakota War of 1862, which terminated the rights of Dakota people from living in Minnesota at that time.

 

 

 

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