150th anniversary of US-Dakota War being marked at Pipestone NMon
With this year being the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, many are reflecting on the war’s aftermath, including Myron Taylor, who has been facing his personal history.
Taylor is the great-grandson of Ocepiduta, who was number 29 on the list of more than 300 Native American men condemned to death after the war. Ocepiduta, or John Taylor—his Christian name—was one of the men pardoned by President Abraham Lincoln. In the end, 38 Dakota men were executed in Mankato, Minnesota.