Carolyn Schommer, left, makes a point as Harry Running Walker listens during a discussion held as part of the traveling exhibit "Why Treaties Matter'' at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort. Schommer and Running Walker grew up speaking Dakota as their first language. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
For the Dakota, now is a time for revitalization
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- Harry Running Walker's great-grandfather was among the chiefs who signed the 1851 treaty that ceded most of the Dakota land in Minnesota to the U.S. government for about 12 cents an acre.
In 1862, his great-grandfather, Chief Mazomani, was fatally wounded while carrying a white flag during the Battle of Wood Lake.
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