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Dakota protesters meet sesquicentennial wagon train

Dakota protesters meet sesquicentennial wagon train

Covered wagons and police cars were stopped side-by-side as protesters blocked the roadway. (Photo by Scott Russell)

May 10, 2008

Several dozen Native American protesters and allies tried to upstage a Minnesota Sesquicentennial event at Fort Snelling Saturday. Protesters said the state’s 150th birthday celebration failed to tell the whole story and demanded the state acknowledge broken treaties, land theft and ethnic cleansing.

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