By: Lara Hazard Owen | paidContent
It’s the oldest story in Minnesota, Curt Brown says: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The U.S. Government hanged 38 Dakota Warriors and it remains the largest mass execution in United States history. For years it was “swept under the rug,” Brown says. But 2012 marks the war’s 150th anniversary, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune assigned Brown to write a long series about the conflict.