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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sioux War Trial Transcripts [microform], 1862 - 1863

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Sioux War Trial Transcripts [microform], 1862 - 1863.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 144

Sioux War Trial Transcripts [microform], 1862 - 1863. SMHC Manuscript Collection 144. 3 microfilm reels.


The Sioux War Trial Transcripts contains records of the United States Senate hearings regarding the Dakota Conflict of 1862. The collection includes original transcripts and a message from Abraham Lincoln dated 11 December 1862. The first reel contains Lincoln's message and transcripts for trials 1 through 127. The second reel includes cases 128 through 295. The third reel provides the transcripts for cases 296 through 392. Furthermore, this reel contains the names and information regarding penalties or acquittals for 326 American Indians imprisoned in Mankato.


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Collection Citation:

Sioux War Trial Transcripts [microform], 1862 - 1863. SMHC Manuscript Collection 144, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


This collection was obtained from the Minnesota Historical Society in April 1975.

Processed By:

Dr. William E. Lass processed this collection. Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson November 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are similar manuscript collections about the Sioux War Trial Transcripts available elsewhere. This is a copy of the original collection held in Record Group 46 within the National Archives.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865.
Mankato (Minn.)--History.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 144

Reel 1, 1862

Reel 2, 1862

Reel 3, 1862 - 1863