Monthly Archives: June 2012

Irish Catholics Were “Heathen,” Too

guest post by Lois Glewwe You never know what you might find while searching for a historic figure on the Internet. I was looking for R. McQuestern, who was mentioned in Robert Cressell’s little book  Among the Sioux: A Story … Continue reading

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The Pond Dakota Heritage Society Invites You…

The 1856 Gideon Pond House, Bloomington, MN. Home base for the Pond Dakota Heritage Society. A few of you have asked how to connect with other people interested in the shared history of Dakota and non-Native people in Minnesota. The … Continue reading

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Children, Trauma, and Memory

In Part I of this series, But Is It True?, I suggested a couple of research techniques scholars routinely use to fact-check stories. The story, in this case, is about Little Crow’s death as related by Mary Elizabeth Lamson, whose … Continue reading

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But Is It True?

Thank you so much for the great questions you’ve been leaving in the comments on posts here! Your curiosity has given me a better idea of who is reading and the varied backgrounds you bring to these stories. I’ll start … Continue reading

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And the Winners Are….

Celebrating June 1, 2012, the official release date for A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity, my co-editor Zabelle, and I are each giving away a free copy. Thank you to each of you who left a comment expressing your interest! … Continue reading

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