Saturday, September 26, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 26

September 26, 1837 – “A treaty is signed in Washington D.C. between Secretary of War Joel Poinsett and leaders of the Mdewakanton Dakota, who cede lands east of the Mississippi for $300,000. This amount is paid in yearly installments consisting of $5,000 cash, $10,000 goods $8,250 for agricultural implements, medicines and support of a physician, blacksmiths, and farmers, plus $5,500 in provisions. The Dakota are required to move further west.”

Secretary of War Joel Poinsett


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