History Shall Not Be Forgotten - Rocci Stucci's Situation Room
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In 1862, 38 men of the Dakota Native American tribe were hanged in what’s been described as the largest mass execution in U.S. history. President Lincoln ordered the killings after the Santee Sioux uprising the previous summer left 490 white settlers dead.
Now, more than 150 years later, Lisa Yankton, a Minneapolis-based poet and member of the Dakota tribe, fears this history will be forgotten. So she’s retelling it through her poetry. The Dakota people still recognize the hangings each year, but the event is seldom discussed in wider U.S. culture, she said. “[It] is the largest mass hanging in the history of the United States and no one talks about it"
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