Black-and-white photonegative of the site where the Dakota and Ojibwe fought the Battle of Shakopee in 1858.

Battle ground where the Dakota and Ojibwe fought the Battle of Shakopee in 1858

Black-and-white photonegative of the site where the Dakota and Ojibwe fought the Battle of Shakopee in 1858. Photographed c.1875 by William H. Jacoby.

Battle of Shakopee, 1858

The last in a long series of violent conflicts between Dakota and Ojibwe people took place on the banks of the Minnesota River north of the village of the Dakota leader Shakpedan (Little Six) on May 27, 1858. Dozens of Ojibwe and Dakota warriors engaged in fighting that claimed lives on both sides but produced no clear victor.

Color image of saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

US Cavalry saddle case

Saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

Black and white photograph of Brackett's Battalion veterans gathered for a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion, 1905.

Brackett's Battalion veterans

Brackett's Battalion veterans gathered for a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion, 1905.

Black and white photograph of the camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory, 1865.

Camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold

Camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory, 1865.

Oil painting done by Carl L. Boeckmann in 1910 depicting the Battle of Killdeer Mountain on July 28, 1864.

Battle of Killdeer Mountain

Oil painting done by Carl L. Boeckmann in 1910 depicting the Battle of Killdeer Mountain on July 28, 1864.

Black and white photograph of General Alfred H. Sully (here as a colonel, c. 1862) commanded the Northwest Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

Alfred H. Sully

General Alfred H. Sully (here as a colonel, c. 1862) commanded the Northwest Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

Black and white photograph of Major Alfred B. Brackett, c.1863.

Major Alfred B. Brackett

Major Alfred B. Brackett, c.1863.

Black and white photograph of Major Brackett and his aide, Van Garren, at a camp in Dakota Territory, 1864.

Major Alfred B. Brackett with his horse in a military camp

Major Brackett and his aide, Van Garren, at a camp in Dakota Territory, 1864.

Brackett's Battalion

Recruited in the fall of 1861, Brackett's Battalion served longer than any other Minnesota unit during the Civil War. After campaigning in the Western Theater, the Battalion participated in the Northwestern Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

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