Annual Dakota 38 Run Serves as Somber Memorial

Annual Dakota 38 Run Serves as Somber Memorial

Those in attendance at the morning ceremony initiating the annual Dakota 38 Remembrance Run filed out of Fort Snelling in St. Paul on the early morning of Dec. 26, following a bonfire and prayer. The run, which has taken place every year since 1986, serves to honor the 38 Dakota men hanged in Mankato on Dec. 28, 1862, and two men hanged afterward amid the Sioux Uprising. Runners carrying a ceremonial baton do so from Ft. Snelling to the Land of Memories Park in Mankato.

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