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‘A calamity which may well appall us’

December 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The end of an 1862 war sent 38 Indians to the gallows and hundreds more to modern-day South Dakota; 150 years later, memorial riders are trying to heal the wound.
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Ride marks 150th year since hangings

December 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Event passes through Woonsocket, Howard on way to Mankato.

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Hang ‘em high? Medora mayor withdraws tourism idea to erect gallows for mock executions

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“I am kind of saddened by it. I think it would have been a great opportunity to explore our Western heritage,” Medora, N.D., Mayor Doug Ellison said Monday in an interview. The majority of people understood his plan, he said, but a divisive minority was unhappy with it. Continue Reading