Performance and Conversation / “Reading History: The Hanging at Mankato”

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2011, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
Organized by Triple Canopy


Listen to an audio recording of this program, or download the file by right-clicking here and selecting "Save link as..."
Please note: at 35:26 the performance ends; there are ten seconds of silence, followed by the postperformance discussion.


Cabinet is pleased to host a program organized by Triple Canopy. The evening presents a performative reading and conversation examining the history and contemporary resonance of the 1862 hanging of thirty-eight Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minnesota—the largest mass execution in US history. For more information, see canopycanopycanopy.com/programs/44.

This event has been made possible by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
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