Hanh! I believe I have spoken before about the hanging of the 38 Dakota warriors - & later, of 2 more - ordered by President Lincoln to appease whites in MN for the uprising of the Dakota because our People were starving & suffering disease & freezing because of white bigots' stealing from us (again).
Originally approximately 300 Dakota warriors (patriots, hear..) were to be hanged, but President Lincoln had the list reviewed & eventually, there were only 2 men's names on it that could be clearly seen to be behind the uprising, and therefore considered 'fair game' for killing by the US government.
Mr. Lincoln said this was too small a number & ordered his reviewers to find more, on the premise that if only 2 were killed, his party, the Whigs (later became the Republicans), would lose the next election. The result was the list of the 38, and 2... Read More