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Indian Tepee in 1880 (Stearns History Museum)
Indian Tepee in 1880 (Stearns History Museum)
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The Dakota War Started On – ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

On a bright Sunday afternoon, August 17,1862, four young Dakota hunters were passing through Acton in Western Meeker County. These young Indians came across some hen’s eggs along a fence on Robinson Jones homestead. They were acquainted with Jones and his wife as they ran a combination post office, lodging place and store in Acton, and it was obvious that Jones’ hen had laid the eggs.

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