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Reacting to public pressure in the aftermath of the U. S. - Dakota War, Congress passed legislation in early 1863 authorizing the President to remove the defeated tribes from Minnesota, relocate them to new reservations suitable for agricultural purposes, and sell their former reservations to settlers. The Winnebago removal act passed Congress on February 21, 1863, and the authorization to remove the "Sisseton, Wahpaton, Medawakanton and Wahpakoota Bands of the Sioux or Dakota Indians" followed on March 3, 1863. The initial appropriations of $50,016.66 to relocate the Sioux and $50,000 to relocate the Winnebago were not enough and more money was appropriated in the next two years to cover transportation expenses and to sustain the displaced tribes.
Under Public law 280, passed by the 83rd Congress in 1953, the federal government transferred jurisdiction to Minnesota and four other states over crimes committed on and civil suits arising on certain Indian reservations located within these states. As a PL 280 state, Minnesota assumed jurisdiction over crimes and certain civil suits arising on all reservations except the Red Lake Reservation.
In 1858, Stephen R. Riggs's translation of the Constitution of Minnesota into Dakota was published "By Order of The Hazelwood Republic."