Little Crow: 'When men are hungry, they help themselves'

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 15, 2012 - 8:39 PM

With his people starving and treaty payments too late to help, Little Crow is pushed toward war. A bloody confrontation lights the fuse.

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Marykate1Aug. 13, 1210:02 PM

Very interesting series as I'm not a MN native and never knew the War's background. So sad.

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rpkrzmarAug. 13, 1210:58 PM

Excellent work by Curt Brown and the entire Star Tribune team. Thank you.

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biekertAug. 13, 1211:35 PM

I very much appreciate these articles' even-handed approach to date - keep it coming!

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DulcimerAug. 14, 12 4:11 AM

What a thoughtful and well-researched overview of these events these articles are. It is striking that Little Crow tried to turn to Christian and peaceful means, though he could see that the white men's self-serving goals were no respecters of the ancient, native culture or written commitments. All in vain.

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spindocAug. 14, 12 8:40 AM

Not only a solid piece of historical reporting, but excellent storytelling. Nicely done.

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wolftracksAug. 14, 12 8:40 AM

I have read many books about this war. The information in these articles mirrors what was in the books. Great reporting.

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starhorsewinAug. 14, 1212:08 PM

Thank you Star Tribune! Informative and well done. As a Dakota Tribal College (Spirit Lake Nation)in North Dakota, we shall use your series as part of our educational curriculum for this fall's activities to remember our ancestors. I will share with the other tribal colleges, our libraries, and faculty.

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buzzcut206Aug. 14, 1212:28 PM

I just want to echo the comments on this page. This kind of historical reporting is a great public service. Excellent work by Mr. Brown and kudos to the Star Tribune for publishing it as a way to commemorate these tragic events.

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bullshotAug. 14, 1212:51 PM

How easily we forget the mistakes our ancestors made, and the price we paid. We need to remember the past; not just to pay our respects, but in order not to repeat it. We must connect with our children and their children, to pass it along forever.

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nt31898799Aug. 14, 12 4:05 PM

It's kind of sad the lengths the author goes to excuse what the Indians did..............it wasn't a war, it was a massacre. They rode from farmhouse to farmhouse murdering unarmed men, women and children.

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