1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 2, 2020 10:47 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking names of those who collected bounty

    gary gullikson Wayfarer

      On July 4, 1863, in response to raids by Dakota in southern Minnesota, the state’s Adjutant-General, Oscar Malmros, issued a general order for the establishment of a mounted corps of “volunteer scouts” to patrol from Sauk Centre to the northern edge of Sibley County. The scouts provided their own arms, equipment, and provisions, were each paid two dollars a day, and were offered an additional $25 for Dakota scalps. A reward of $75 a scalp was offered to people, not in military service; that amount was increased to $200 on September 22. Period newspapers described the taking of many scalps. My question is what were the names of the people who collected this bounty in 1862 and 1863?