Descendants of Minnesota's 1862 war say the truth needs to be taught
WILLMAR -- The stories that Fern Cloud learned from her school's history books about the war of 1862 that led to the forced exile of Dakota Indian families from Minnesota were different than the oral stories passed down by her family.
As the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Little Crow, who led the Dakota during that tumultuous time, Cloud had access to many stories but they didn't quite match those taught in her South Dakota school.
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