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15 Powwow Weekend
MANKATO, MINNESOTA - On December 26, 1862, the day after Christmas, 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato, Minnesota. The event has been called the largest one-day execution in American history. The hangings were the result of the Dakota War of 1862, which was to end of the Dakota people from living in the state of Minnesota. President Abraham Lincoln, the freer of the slaves ironically, occupied the White House then.
The Dakota have survived and celebrate the descendants of the 38 Dakota.
They will celebrate their 39th Mahkato Wacipi, which means dance in Dakota, this weekend in Mankota, Minnesota.
Grand Entries are as follows:
Spread throughout Indian Country, there are many powwows. It is a time to celebrate the survival of American Indian people.
39th Mahkato Wacipi
Land of Memories Park
1st Annual Traditional Native American Powwow
Sponsored by American Indian Center of Chicago
Busse Woods Forest Preserve (at Boating Center entrance)
Elk Grove, Illinois
4th Wellbriety Conference
Montana Expo Park
Great Falls, Montana
5th Fort Hamby
Fort Hamby State Park
Wiikesboro, North Carolina
White Cloud, Kansas
27th Great Mohican
Camp and Festival Grounds
Drums of Painted Mountain
Southwest Virginia Community College
Cedar Bluff, Virginia
36th Trail of Courage
Fulton County Historical Society
St. Joseph's Indian School
St. Josephâ€™s Indian School Football Field
Chamberlain, South Dakota
4th Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
Surry Parks & Recreation Center
Rockport City Park
Native Harvest Festival
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Celebration of the Future
Shakamak State Park
6th American Indian Heritage Celebration
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose, California
2nd Black Native American Association
Cal State University
Eastbay, Carlos Lee Blvd.
updated September 17, 2011 11:45 am edt; posted September 15, 2011 11:59 am edt
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