History Detectives

Mankato Spoon

Clip: Season 6 Episode 8 | 16m 30s

Our contributor has a silver spoon with an eerie scene etched into its bowl: buildings, wagons and a crowd gathered before a gallows. A disturbing message is inscribed: "Hanging 38 Sioux In 1862 Mankato, Minn." Host Wes Cowan travels to Minnesota to explore the clash between white settlers and the Dakota Sioux in the mid nineteenth-century that led to the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

Aired: 08/17/08

Rating: TV-G

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