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July 3, 1863

July 3, 2008

Little Crow (Taoyateduta), leader of the Dakota during the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862, is killed while picking berries with his son in Meeker County, near Hutchinson. He is shot by Nathan and Chauncey Lamson, who are unaware of his identity. The Lamsons collect a bounty of five hundred dollars for their deed.

Thanks to Juliana James’ 4th Grade Class at Frost Lake Magnet School part of St Paul Public Schools for the research on January’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.