Lincoln

The Dakota 38

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The largest mass execution in the United States took place on this day in 1862 and you’ve probably never even heard of it.

Your DGB for today is to read about this particularly ugly chapter in our historically horrendous treatment of Native people here:

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/the-traumatic-true-history-and-name-list-of-the-dakota-38-3awsx1BAdU2v_KWM81RomQ/

“I like big butts and I cannot lie.” -Thoreau

Your DGB for today is to take a short quiz on spotting fake quotations.

Fake or falsely attributed quotations are prevalent in politics on BOTH the right and left sides of the aisle.

As much as we want that Trump quote to be true, it’s not, and integrity is more important than schadenfreude, especially in the age of fake news and a Pathological Liar-In-Chief.

Sure, attribution of obscure quotations is a bit snobby and probably won’t make or break your success in life, but we do need to practice critical reading every chance we can get.