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December 6th, 2017 - 1:30 pm § in Misc.

Anniversary of great atrocity committed by Abraham Lincoln

On This Day: In 1862 President Lincoln refused to pardon the 38 Santee Sioux people sentenced to hang for protecting their land during the Dakota War of 1862. In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted les[...]