Commemoration

People have many different ways of remembering important events in the past. Sometimes this takes the form of objects created as reminders of significant people or events, other times public events and functions are put on. In this section you can examine materials related to commemoration and remembrance of the 1862 war. As you look through the items, think about how the 1862 has been remembered over time by different groups of people. What do each of these items focus on commemorating?


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Commemorative silver spoon (A) in case (B)


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New Ulm defenders medal


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1862 commemorative badge


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Seventy-fifth anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War, New Ulm.


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U.S.-Dakota War Year of Reconciliation button


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38 Ropes


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1862 commemorative bandana


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"Take Down the Fort" T-shirt


Memories of War U.S. Military Non-Combatants Dakota "Peace Party" Dakota Soldiers