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Peter Lengkeek, The Dakota Wokiksuye 38+2 Memorial Ride staff keeper, right, hugs Perry Little, after Lengkeek had picked Little as the new staff keeper during the ceremony at Reconciliation Park Wednesday in Mankato, Minn. (AP photo)

Memorial to hanged Dakota men unveiled in Minnesota

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a memorial to 38 Dakota men who were hanged 150 years ago to the day in what is the largest mass execution in U.S. history.


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