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Dakota Conflict program to air

December 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

APPLETON Pioneer Public Television will premiere the fourth season of “Postcards” at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 with “Dakota Conflict 150th Anniversary.” Continue Reading

Flandreau man’s family connected to US-Dakota Conflict of 1862

August 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Myron Taylor is the great-grandson of Ocepiduta his Christian name was John Taylor who lived in the area between Redwood Falls, Minn., and Morton, Minn., when the 1862 uprising unfolded. Continue Reading

Living history: Taylor’s ancestor played role in 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict

August 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

FLANDREAU, S.D. When Myron Taylor encountered an Abraham Lincoln impersonator a few years back at Pipestone’s Civil War Days, the two men had a lot to discuss. Myron is a direct descendant of one of the Native Americans the real Lincoln pardoned in the wake of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
“I felt bad, because I’m confined to a wheelchair, and you’re supposed to stand in the presence of the president, don’t you?” recalled Myron about the meeting, adding that a friend later told him that “Mr. Lincoln said one of the most powerful moments he’d had was meeting a real survivor (of the pardon).” Continue Reading

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