One of the best documentaries ever to be made on Dakota history.
1862 was perhaps the most memorable year in Dakota history as it was the last time the 7 bands of the Great Dakota Nation were as one people.
It was the year of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. 38 Dakota men all hung at the same time from a giant gallows on Dec. 26th, 1862. This films tells the story of the Dakota Peoples Exile from their homeland. Mni -i- sota,(Minnesota) by interviewing Dakota Elders from Santee, Nebraska to Lower Sioux Agency, Minnesota, to Sioux Valley,Manitoba, Canada. With excellent cinematography, this Nationally distributed on PBS film has won awards for sound, has an excellent score and has deeply moving interviews. Narrated by Robbie Robertson.
On a personal note, I believe this film should be shown in every classroom of children across America and Canada.
Jay Red Hawk
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