PAST EVENT: Lincoln and the Dakota – A Weekend of Reflection and Remembrance

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage for a Weekend of Reflection and Remembrance

On Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st, Lincoln’s Cottage and the DC Native Community Round Dance Planning Committee partner to present A Weekend of Reflection and Remembrance, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.

Saturday October 20, 2012, 6:00 pm

We will screen Dakota 38, a documentary film about the mass hanging of 38 Dakota warriors. Following the screening, Burrus Carnahan, Franky Jackson, Peter Lengkeek, J.B. Watson, and filmmaker Silas Hagerty will lead a conversation featuring special exhibit, Commemorating Controversy:  The Dakota – U.S. War of 1862. This film lasts approximately 78 minutes. This program is at capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations.

Sunday October 21, 2012 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us on the South Lawn of the Cottage for the Dakota Legacy of Survival Round Dance. Guest speaker John Borman will give a presentation: “Walk With Me: Winona’s Journey of Reconciliation with the Dakota.”
All are invited to participate in this free event, and no registration is required.

Interested in learning more? Read Burrus Carnahan’s article Lincoln and the 1862 Minnesota Sioux Trials in the Summer 2012 edition of The Cottage Courier.

This weekend of programming is presented in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with support from the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe, the D.C. Native Community Round Dance Planning Committee, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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