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Chapter 9

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

agency a U.S. government field office
traditional Dakota Dakota that wanted to maintain their traditional culture
farm Dakota Dakota who adopted European-American culture to fit in
internment camp a place where civilians, prisoners of war, and political prisoners are held
exile to force to leave one's country or homeland
annuities payments of food, money, and other resources in exchange for Dakota land
assimilation to change your traditional ways in order to fit in with the larger group
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 August 18, 1862 - September 26, 1862
Little Crow well respected Dakota leader who was conflicted about traditional and farm Dakota values.
Big Eagle leader of traditional Dakota people near the Lower Sioux Agency.
Wounded Man leader of farm Dakota people near the Upper Sioux Agency.
Thomas Galbraith top government official responsible for the assimilation process at the Upper and Lower Sioux Agency.
Andrew Myrick trader who had stores on both the Lower and Upper Sioux Agency. “So far as I am concerned, if they are hungry, let them eat grass.”
Bishop Henry Whipple first Protestant Bishop in Minnesota. Humanitarian and advocate for Dakota people. (Straight Tongue)
Created by: jbenson5463