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The following is a longer version of a paper presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference 2018, held this year in Mankato Minnesota. My paper was part of a panel:

Monuments and Memory

Blue Earth County Library Auditorium

Chair: Greg Kaster, Gustavus Adolphus College


From Mankato to New Ulm:

The Issues of Public Memory and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

John Legg, Virginia Tech

Minnesota’s Columbus Memorial:

Race, Memory, and Colonialism on the State Capitol Grounds

Peter DeCarlo, Minnesota Historical Society

Historians Respond to Contested History

Kellian Clink, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Panelists are limited to 20 minutes, so those comments were briefer and less contextualized than the following.


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