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During her visit Sept. 20, 2008, Hazel Redbird of Eagle Butte, S.D., views the inscription on the monument erected at the state memorial to the Wood Lake Battlefield. Tribune file photo

Taking a sesquicentennial tour of U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862

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There is heightened interest as Minnesota marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Hundreds of monuments and markers are scattered throughout southwestern Minnesota and the Minnesota River Valley to remember the tragic conflict.

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There are also historical sites that can also help us understand why it happened, and how it still shapes our lives today.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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