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December 26, 2012

(PHOTO GALLERY) 150th anniversary of the Dakota 38 hanging

MANKATO — 400 to 500 people packed the area around Reconciiation Park as about 60 riders rode in for a ceremony commemorating the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862. A group of Dakota runners, who started at Frot Snelling, also arrived during the ceremony.

A new memorial containing the names of the 38 Dakota, along with a poem and prayer, was also dedicated during the nearly two-hour ceremony.

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