It’s August 18th. On this day in 1862, fighting broke out in southern Minnesota between Dakota Indians and the United States. Later in the year, 38 Dakota men would be hanged in Mankato, the largest mass execution in US history.
Jody and Niki discuss the conflict, how it fit into the context of the Civil War, and why it’s been largely written out of history.
Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory
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