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Winter Warrior. Philip Mooney Ross Nelson. Dakota Slaughter. The whites assumed control over the Indians land and attempted to make them live like white individuals. The Indians opposed calmly at to begin with, however then with power. More than 1,000 white military and regular citizen losses Several Indian Setbacks
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Winter Warrior Philip Mooney Ross Nelson

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Dakota Massacre The whites assumed control over the Indians land and attempted to make them live like white individuals. The Indians opposed calmly at to begin with, yet then with constrain. More than 1,000 white military and regular citizen setbacks Hundreds of Indian Casualties After the War, several Indians had trials, and 303 were sentenced to death.

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Dakota Massacre President Lincoln saved the lives of everything except 38 Dakota warriors. On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota warriors hung to their passings in the biggest mass execution in United States History

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Original Monument Purchased in 1912 by Judge Lorin Cray and his sibling Nelson Cray Placed in the correct spot of the hanging Was 5 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 14 inches thick and weighed more than 2,000 pounds It read "Here were hanged thirty-eight Sioux Indians, Dec. 26, 1862"

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Controversy Didn\'t indicate pardoning or regret. Indians didn\'t feel that it told what truly happened that day. Things that were done to it; individuals attempted to paint it and even consume it. Challenges were held around it.

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Removing the Monument Removed in light of all the debate Part of Urban Renewal Plan People said it would have been set in an alternate spot. Last observed under a heap of sand urban communities stockpiling yard at Sibley Park Only a couple people know where it is found at this point.

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Winter Warrior

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Winter Warrior Is the wild ox landmark that now remains on Riverfront drive. Made of a 55 ton bit of Kasota limestone Donated by Mankato-Kasota Stone Co. It was facilitated by Dakota Indian Statue Committee. Numerous region people gave, cash, materials, and took a shot at the venture

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About the Artist Tom Miller was the craftsman on the venture. Graduate of Mankato East High School. Gone to Laguna Beach School of Art in California then worked out of his own studio in Boulder Colorado. Enlivened to do extend when representative Rudy Perpich declared 1987 as a time of compromise between the Dakota and white individuals.

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Artists Advisor Amos Owen filled in as Miller\'s consultant on the venture. He was a Dakota otherworldly pioneer and is from Prairie Island, Mn He composed the lyric that is on the plaque beside the statue.

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Poem " Water in the Rain " Grandfather, I come to you this day In my unassuming approach To offer my petitions For the thirty-eight Dakota who died In Mankato in the time of 1862 To the west, I go to the Horse Nation And toward the North I implore the Elk country To the East, I appeal to the Buffalo Nation And toward the South The Spirit People To the Heavens, I go to the Great Spirit And to the Spotted Eagle And Below, I go to mother Earth To help us In this season of compromise Grandfather, I offer these supplications In my modest way. To every one of my relations

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Time Capsule There is a period case that accompanies this statue. It will be opened in the year 2038 It contains names of givers to the venture, photos of the stages, and other applicable things. Likewise it contains a stately pipe cut by Amos Owen

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Conclusion Next time you drive by the bison on Riverfront Drive, remember that it is more than only a statue, however an image of the lives lost and a proceeded with endeavor of compromise.

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