Cartoon History
Set 1:Trials and Executions

The condemned Indians were taken to Camp Lincoln, a stockade near Mankato.  The night of Dec. 4, a mob of 200 armed whites marched on the camp.  But the soldiers prevented a mass lynching.

The trial results and names of the condemned Indians were sent to President Lincoln for approval.  Instead, Lincoln called for the complete trial records.  The state was shocked.  Gov. Ramsey telegraphed Lincoln, saying if all the condemned Indians weren't executed, he feared the people would take their own revenge!

The Soux uprising of Minnesota was over.  The warriors had been tried and 303 condemned to death.  But President Lincoln, instead of authorizing the executions, asked for the complete trial records so he might review them.


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