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Sunday, January 29, 2012

U.S. Dakota War/ 150 years later, war's wounds still cut deep


Anonymous Bill Dahn said...

Bill Dahn is from the LAKOTA Mendota Sioux Tribe.
The Treaty of Mendota was signed in Mendota, Minnesota on August 5, 1851 between the United States federal government and the Sioux tribes of Minnesota ...

The Fort Snelling land belonged to the Mendota Sioux, and they were never paid for the land and as we the Native People were just a opstacle in the way of the White Settlers and they tried their best to exterminate the Red Man and Take their land without compensation.

We all heard about the U S Army giving the SIOUX People blankets contaminated with smallpox and killed great number off, the SIOUX people were given Rotten Meat on Reservations and wonder why the Native People of the United States Don't Trust White Eyes.

Red Men, Women and Children are not DOGS, we are the people of the land that Greedy People wanted it all and Kill the Indians off and take the land without compensation.

That means Steal it from the people

It's no different now when the U S Government allowed the U S Department of Energy to pay to insulate 200,000 homes in Minnesota with Formaldehyde Soaked Insulation that Canada banned for having 15 time the legal limit and sold it to the USA for pennies on the Dollar and was reimbursed Dollars per Penny.

But that's ok because they installed this Bad Insulation in the Poor, Disabled, Minority Peoples Homes and not putting it in the Jewish homes of >>> Norm Coleman, Paul Wellstone, Dave Thune, Sen. Sandy Papass and many other Democrats that said the insulation was safe...!

Two people spoke out about it after becoming ill at Bill Dahn's home as they Jesse Ventura and Dean Barkley were there getting Bill Dahn to switch from the Reform Party to the Republican Party in the 1998 MN. Governors Race.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Great, Great Grandfather August Fredrick Reopke was killed in New Ulm at the start of the Dakota War. He volunteered into the local militia when his neighbor farmers were killed by the Lakota. He died protecting the town of New Ulm.

He came to Minnesota because the state advertised for people to come and settle the land that had been acquired by treaty.

He didn't not pay the Lakota's, he had no part in them not getting their payments in 1862.... but he was killed none the less.

We need to remember that there are two sides to every story and there are victims on both sides.

And Bill, on my father's mother's side I am part Abenaki. That tribe lost all of their lands in the United States. (They are recognized in Canada.) They were a part of the tribes on the East Cost who first experienced the "white man's" view of them as savages without rights to land or property. Since the British, French and Spanish had laid claim to all of North America, and they were the only "civilized" countries, they didn't believe they needed to deal with the natives.

Its a great story to read and it is interesting to see how the "history" changes with time. In our efforts to support the Lakota because of the overall abuse that native people's experienced we begin to forget the view of the settler who in their mind came peacefully to the area with the assurance of the government that all was safe.


Chuck Repke

10:31 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Bill do you think that 140 years later the government is trying to finish the job with the toxic insulation?

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting story we know why you have such a hatred for private property rights

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Bill Dahn said...

Honoring Our Ancestors Feb 4, 2012. Everyone is Welcome!

On December 26, 1862, the U.S. military lynched 38 of our Dakota patriots in the largest mass execution in United States history. On November 7, 1862, a group of about 1,700 Dakota, primarily women and children, were forcibly marched from the Lower Sioux Agency to a concentration camp at Fort Snelling.

Saturday February 4, 2012.

Jim Anderson, Mendota’s Chairman, and Nick Anderson Culture / Historian will light the sacred fire at 11:00am. The ceremony is at 12:00pm.


Fort Snelling State Park.

The park entrance is off Highway 5 at Post Road near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Drive down into the park, go inside the building to get your free pass, thanks to the DNR and the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.

Following the ceremony a potluck feast will be held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN. (Please bring a dish to share)

If you need more information please call the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community office 651-452-4141.

“Dress warm, the ceremony is outside, women should wear skirts. Please bring some tobacco for an offering”

Pidamaya from the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community!

7:00 PM  

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