In observance of the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, the Chippewa and Lac qui Parle county historical societies and CURE have organized the Camp Release Dakota War Dialogue, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 23.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will begin at 1 p.m. at Historic Chippewa City, in Montevideo.
Bus transportation will be provided to the Camp Release Monument, which was the site of the release of 269 captives to Col. Henry Sibley on Sept. 26, 1862.
The emphasis of the event will be on quiet reflection and discussion. There will be no speeches.
"There have been dozens of observances and commemorations throughout Minnesota this year, as we examine how and when this conflict actually began and, most importantly, how we can begin to heal the wrongs committed by those on both sides of the conflict," said June Lynne, director of the Chippewa County Historical Society.
"The Dakota War Dialog and Memorial Walk is designed to encourage participants to reflect and converse with one another about our past and how we move forward, together, as a united Minnesota."
Preregistration is requred. For more information, call June Lynne at (320) 269-7636, or Patruck Moore at (320) 269-2984.