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Entries about Minnesota history from MNopedia are made available through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each week, MinnPost brings you a highlight of our state's past from MNopedia, an encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Tatankamani led the Red Wing Dakota from alliance with Great Britain to the U.S.

Though the Mdewakanton Dakota initially fought with the British in 1812, by 1814 the Red Wing group decided to cast their lot with the United States.