A Day that Should Live in Infamy: December 26th, Government Confiscates Land, Guns, Mass Executes Dakota 38

The largest single day execution in U.S. history occurred 153 years ago today, on December 26, 1862, when 38 Dakota Native American Indian warriors were hung from a single scaffold in Mankato, Minnesota. Martial law was enacted, alcohol was banned, 4,000 spectators watch the hanging, and later it was discovered that 2 men hung were innocent.

What happened on December 26, 1862 should remind American citizens of a history of a federal government’s illegal confiscation of land and guns from men and women seeking to protect their families and to prevent their children from starving to death.

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