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Siege of New Ulm



The siege of New Ulm. The largest Anglo-American settlement near the Sioux encampment, New Ulm was attacked twice during the 1862 Minnesota Sioux Uprising. As punishment for their role in the hostilities, thirty-eight Sioux were executed at Mankato in December 1862.

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