About this series: In 2012, as the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War approached, the Star Tribune sought to explain the significance of the tragic time with a historical narrative, told through the story of Little Crow, a Dakota chief who, at times reluctantly, led the 1862 rebellion. This exploration brings fresh context to the debate over a controversial sculpture at the Walker Art Museum.
The narrative, written by former staff writer Curt Brown and photographed by David Joles, is told in six installments, with an epilogue. The series is also available in a special e-book available from iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Countless relics steeped in mystery and meaning, connecting Minnesotans today with the horrors of 1862. They are preserved in county museums, Minnesota Historical Society collections and in the hands of private collectors and descendants.
In the Footsteps of Little Crow
Published August 12, 2012
The Star Tribune’s telling of the story of Little Crow, the Dakota chief who led the 1862 rebellion, is also an e-book.