From the Historical Society of Harford County:
On Friday, November 8th at 7:00 PM The Historical Society of Harford County will present the documentary film, Dakota 38, the story of the Minnesota Sioux uprising of 1862. The film will be shown at 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014.
This moving and emotional film examines the incidents that led to the 1862 Uprising and its tragic aftermath. Throughout the late 1850s, treaty violations by the United States and late or unfair annuity payments by Indian agents caused increasing hunger and hardship among the Dakota. By 1862 The Dakota Sioux were in a desperate situation and began a series of attacks on the agents and settlers in the region. Producer Silas Hagerty tells a tale of history and healing bringing the viewer modern day insights into the events of 1862 and their effect on the descendants.
The evening will also feature the story of Joseph Renshaw Brown of the Bethel/Jarrettsville area of Harford County. Joseph R. Brown was an Indian Trader, Agent, inventor and newspaperman. During the U.S.-Dakota War, while he was away from Minnesota on business related to the steam wagon, Brown’s house near what is now the town of Sacred Heart was burned and his family captured. They were later released.
For more information about the film go to: http://smoothfeather.com/dakota38/
Tickets are $8 per person, Students and teachers $6 per person. Soft drinks and popcorn are included in the admission. Reservations are encouraged but tickets may be purchased at the door. Call 410-838-7691