Dakota Commemorative March


On November 7, 1862, a group of Dakota, primarily women, children and elders, were force-marched in a four-mile long procession from the Lower Sioux Agency to Fort Snelling. Many of them did not survive.

historic photo of Apistoka 1862
A young Dakota woman who held the pain of a Nation in her eyes.




Original Sponsors

Shakopee Mdewakanton Community, Shakopee, MN

Upper Sioux Community, Granite Falls, MN

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Sisseton, SD

Turner Hall Society, New Ulm MN,

Henderson, Minnesota Community.

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall MN

Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch, MN



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Historic photographs courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

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