Oct 3, 2012

Sioux Descendant to Speak About Dakota War of 1862 at FVCC

Flathead Valley Community College’s Multicultural Affairs Office will welcome Dakota (Sioux) descendant Jeremy Red Eagle to deliver a presentation about the Dakota War of 1862 for the community October 11.

Red Eagle will discuss how ongoing long-term treaty violations during the 1850s caused oppression among Dakota Indians, restricting them to a small land base and causing them hunger and hardships.  The conflict resulted in the Dakota War of 1862, also known as the “Sioux Uprising,” which led to the hanging of 38 Dakota Indians on December 26, 1862, the largest one-day execution in United States history.

Red Eagle has personal ancestral relations with the victims and will share his history as well as the current efforts to bring honor and healing to those who suffered for the upcoming 150th anniversary of the war.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Board Room inside Blake Hall on the college’s campus.  For more information, contact Mick Stemborski at 756-3945 or at