This is the historical site of the largest mass execution ever in American history. Located across from the Mankato Public Library on Riverfront Drive.
The following is the list of Dakota warriors hung on December 26, 1862:
1. Ta-he-do-ne-cha, (One who forbids his house.) - Charged with raping a white women and taking her prisoner.
The following Dakota Chiefs had been captured in Canada and returned to the U.S. Government:
1. Wakanozhanzhan (Medicine Bottle.) - Convicted of killing civilians and sentenced to be executed by hanging. They were hung by guillotine in the court yard of Fort Snelling in November of 1865, in the presence of the troops stationed here.
2. Sakepedan, (Little Six.) - Convicted of killing civilians and sentenced to be executed by hanging. He participated in the attacks at Beaver Creek and Sacred Heart Creek,and in the battle of Wood Lake.