Following decades of legal battles, the state is returning 114 acres of land to the Lower Sioux Indian Community. The transfer of southern property along the Minnesota River was finalized and made official on February 12th by the Minnesota Historical Society. The decision comes four years after it was approved by the state legislature. Officials from the tribe, which counts about one-thousand registered members, called the transfer a way to continue healing and reclaim the relationship with their land. Cansa’yapi, as the land is called, marks where the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 began.
Minnesota Returns Land To Lower Sioux Indian Community
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-22T06:34:42-06:00February 22nd, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!