Little Crow

New Mitchell exhibit explores history and cause of Dakota War

An exhibit featuring photographs, paintings, and historical documents related to the Dakota War is now on display at William Mitchell College of Law.

The Dakota War of 1862
Showing through March 30

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This year marks the 150-year anniversary of the Dakota War of 1862. Throughout 2012, Mitchell’s Indian Law Program will educate students and the general public about this important and tragic event in Minnesota history through a series of events, lectures, law review articles, and a new course on Dakota Legal History.

Little Crow

“Little Crow,” photograph, c. 1860 (Minnesota Historical Society).

The new exhibit, which officially opens with a reception at 5 pm Tuesday, Jan. 17, provides viewers with a visual history of the causes of the war, the conflict itself, and the aftermath.

The exhibit was developed by Mitchell’s Indian Law Program. Funding was generously provided by the Minnesota Historical Society.

The public is invited to view the exhibit now through March 30. The exhibit hours are:

Sunday, 8 am-Midnight
Monday-Thursday, 7 am-Midnight
Friday, 7 am-10 pm
Saturday, 8 am-10 pm

Upton, Benjamin Franklin, “Captured Sioux Indians in fenced
enclosure on Minnesota River below Fort Snelling,”
photograph, c. 1862-63 (Minnesota Historical Society).