U.S. Dakota War

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The Tensions

There were high tensions after some of the Dakota went to the Lower Sioux Agency to become Farm Dakota, and live how the white people live. And some of the Dakota stayed in the Upper Sioux Agency and they stayed Traditional Dakota, and lived how they always did. So they did not get along.

Lower Sioux Agency

They had towns, boats, and lots of government people. They were more civilized, than the Upper Sioux.

Government workers, traders, missionaries.

The government sent people to live in the Upper Sioux and the Lower Sioux. They also handed out food and supplies to the Dakota. The traders worked at stores to give out extra food and supplies to the Dakota. The missionaries tried to convince the Dakota to join Christianity.