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    • Camp Release in Montevideo was a busy place Sunday afternoon, as two groups visited the site to honor the past. "We must acknowledge the courage and discipline of both the Dakota Indians and the troops, in avoiding what could have been a much greater disaster in 1862," wrote Jon Willand, who helped coordinate one of the events. One group held a ceremony, inviting speakers of different backgrounds to talk about the events of the Dakota War, and different perspectives on what occurred then, and at Camp Release. Another group held a memorial walk from Historic Chippewa Village to Camp Release, and back again, before holding a round table discussion about the war. The New Ulm Firing Battery was present at Camp Release, and fired their cannons three times. 

      Posted Sep. 24, 2012