Franz Kafka’s Law / Mass Execution

During the wars between the US army and Native Americans, the US government was conquering territories, in Minnesota, 50 Native American warriers were apprehended. A momumental scaffolding was build, and they were all executed simultaneously. This was the largest mass hanging in US history. Currently, the site of this atrocity is the front lawn of a farmer’s house, with no historical marker, and is extremely difficult to locate. It is simply marked by the growth of grass. (Thoughts of mass execution: 50 hanged, 1980). The EEG tracing was done while I thought about Franz Kafka’s Law (1980). The musical score applied to this piece was from J. S. Bach’s Fantasia