People think that Abe Lincoln was such a benevolent President. He was really a bit of a tyrant. He attacked the Confederate States of America, who seceded from the Union because of taxation and tariffs. (if you believe it was over slavery, you have to discover a real American history book written before 1960.)
This film is of 38 Santee Sioux Indian guys that were ordered to be executed by Abraham Lincoln for treaty violations (IE: hunting from the delegated reservation). Yes, the “Great Emancipator” as the history books so fondly referred to him.
Government in Minnesota asked President Lincoln to order the immediate execution of 303 Indian men found guilty. Lincoln was worried about how this would play the Europeans, whom he had been afraid were going to enter the war on the face of the South.
He offered the next compromise into the politicians of Minnesota: They would pare the list of those to be hung down to 38. In return, Lincoln promised to kill or remove every Indian from the state and provide Minnesota with 2 million dollars in federal funding.
Thus, on December 26, 1862, the “Great Emancipator” ordered the largest mass execution in American History, where the guilt of those to be implemented was completely in doubt. Regardless of how Lincoln defenders attempt to play this, it had been nothing more than murder to obtain the land of the Santee Sioux and also to appease his political cronies in Minnesota.
You don’t have any idea the things that are hidden from you with the textbooks assigned for you as a kid by your own government. Stay conscious folks, be aware….in the age of information being dumb is really a decision.
You are seeing the wholesale effort to REWRITE still another chapter in American History would be the Confederate Battle Flag is worried. Currently there is talk of digging up graves and moving figures which ‘offend’ people. That is nothing more than desecration of the dead.
Possessing a disagreement with history, and not needing to remember the War Between the States, is one thing. But to erase a substantial event in history is yet another. What’s going to fall prey next to Political Correctness?