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150 years ago, 38 men were killed in what's called the largest mass execution in US history

Courtesy: Minnesota Public Radio. Courtesy: Minnesota Public Radio.

The hangings on December 26th, 1862 marked the end of the U.S./Dakota War.

Many groups are marking the anniversary with educational and memorial events.

Nearly all Native American people in the Sioux City area as well as many non-Native people were affected in some way by the Dakota War.

The chairman of the Santee tribal council, Roger Trudell, says that almost all of the Santee people are direct descendants of those killed in the hangings.

Four Directions at 613 Water Street planned a memorial dinner for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

At the dinner, the names of the "38" will be read, and Dr. Richard Lundy will lead a discussion of the history of the Dakota War and its aftermath.

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