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38 Ropes

Drawing of nooses hanging below a patch of grass-covered ground. A spider web is amid the grass.

ID Number: AV1993.32

Negative Number: 64631

The drawing and title are the artist's response to the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato, December 26, 1862. What did the artist decide to focus on? Why do you think the artist made this choice?

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