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U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 : Images & Artifacts


Search for images and items at MNHS using our Collections Online system.  Then filter the results using the options in the system's left-hand column.   

You may want to try specific terms like:

  • US-Dakota War of 1862
  • Birch Coulee
  • Upton Benjamin Franklin
  • Indians. dakota. santee.
  • Sioux uprising
  • New Ulm, 1862
  • Little Crow

You may also want to try more general terms related to The U.S.-Dakota War, like:

  • Dakota Indians
  • Sioux Indians

Sample Images at MNHS

Captured Sioux Native Americans, corralled at Fort Snelling, 1862.              


    Bennett Benson as drummer boy. U.S.- Dakota War.     Big Eagle, leader in the U.S.- Dakota War.          Little Crow          Tipi of Sioux Indians below Fort snelling; held captive here after U.S.-Dakota War  

Sample Artifacts at MNHS

                     Arrow     6th Minnesota regimental battle flag     1862 military letter     Embroidered moccasins        Dakota beaded rawhide doll        

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