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1862 commemorative badge

1862 U.S.- Dakota War fortieth anniversary commemorative badge. The disintegrated blue ribbon reads: "40th / ANNIVERSARY / INDIAN / MASSACRE /...". The medal features an image of the New Ulm Defenders Monument, erected in 1892, and reads: "INDIAN MASSACRE MONUMENT / ERECTED BY STATE OF MINNESOTA". The badge was acquired from the Harkin Store in New Ulm, Minnesota.

ID Number: 1978.56.4

This badge was acquired from the Harkin Store in New Ulm, Minnesota. Why do you think it was made? Who would it have been made for?

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1862 commemorative badge
Memories of War U.S. Military Non-Combatants Dakota "Peace Party" Dakota Soldiers