He used the United States treatment of the Native Americans as the model

Mr. Childs talks about the genocide of Native Americans.

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DL: What is your opinion of the war, the 1862 war?

MC: Well, it was a very sad thing in the history of the United States. Somebody asked Adolph Hitler how he managed to do that Holocaust and stuff against the Jews, and he used the United States treatment of the Native Americans as the model. And of course, we know 1862, that’s our interest here in Minnesota, especially as Dakota people, but they used germ warfare, they brought in people who were very sick to annihilate large communities of Native Americans throughout the United States, especially on the East Coast there.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Michael Childs Interviewer Deborah Locke made at Welch, Prairie Island Indian Community, MN | Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. He used the United States treatment of the Native Americans as the model August 20, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1032

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