In February of 1897 a family of six--four generations, including
twin infant sons and their aged great-grandmother--was brutally
murdered in rural North Dakota. The weapons used were a shotgun, an
axe, a pitchfork, a spade, and a club. Several Dakota Indians from
the nearby Standing Rock reservation were arrested, and one was
tried, pronounced guilty and sentenced to be hanged. The conviction
was reversed by the state supreme court, which ordered a new... more...