Hiding the horrors of history?
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A beam that newspapers from 1881 and 1927 describe as part of the gallows used in executing 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato has for decades been stored away.
The director of the Blue Earth County Historical Society said she doesn't intend to display it as the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War is marked this summer.
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