They're still fighting the Dakota War among themselves

Mr. LaBatte talks about how the U.S.-Dakota War is remembered today.

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JL: I dare say that the Dakota War is more visible, and more discussed among the Indian community than in the white community. They celebrate here -- or commemorate I should say -- about every ten years. Elden also said in one of his speeches that before the whites and the Indians come together, the Indians have to come together because they're still fighting the Dakota War among themselves. And I see it in my family, when my cousin tells me that he still has people tell him that Gabriel Renville was a traitor.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator John LaBatte Interviewer Deborah Locke made in New Ulm, MN | Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. They're still fighting the Dakota War among themselves May 20, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1072

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