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Krohn column: Dakota 38 skeleton long resided in Mankato - Local News - Mankato Free Press

27.12.15

Krohn column: Dakota 38 skeleton long resided in Mankato - Local News - Mankato Free Press: One particularly painful chapter was the treatment of remains after 38 Dakota were hanged in Mankato in 1862. The bodies were put in a shallow grave by the nearby Minnesota River. That night their bodies were dug up for use in anatomical studies — a practice not unusual at the time. The remains went to doctors, including Dr. William Mayo, father of the brothers who founded the Mayo Clinic.

Only the remains of one of the 38 — Cut Nose — has been recovered and reburied by Native Americans. Two other Native American remains believed to be of the 38 have also been recovered, but never identified.


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