They should have tried to find a different way.

Ms. Eischen shares her opinion on the U.S.-Dakota War.

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DL: What is your opinion of the war?

EE: Well, I feel very sad that it happened, and I suppose that’s about it. It makes me sad.

DL: What do you think caused it?

EE: I don’t know. I suppose there’s two sides to every story, and possibly some people didn’t treat Indians the way they should have. And it’s too bad, but they shouldn’t have taken it out on children and innocent people. If there were any way {to resolve differences}, they should have tried to find a different way.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Evelyn Eischen Interviewer Deborah Locke made in New Ulm, MN | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. They should have tried to find a different way. April 26, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1035

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