Monthly Archives: February 2013

Review: Dakota Child, Governor’s Daughter by Bruce A. Kohn

Guest Post by Lois Glewwe Dakota Child, Governor’s Daughter: The Life of Helen Hastings Sibley, by Bruce A. Kohn, Friends of the Sibley House Historic Site, Mendota, MN, 2012 Helen Hastings Sibley was one of the most enigmatic characters in early … Continue reading

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Minnesota Slavery is News

Did you catch Amy Goetzman’s February 22, 2012 MinnPost interview with Walt Bachman? Walt Bachman, author of Northern Slave Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey ““In Minnesota, there were never large gangs of farm workers, or auction … Continue reading

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Advance Copies of Northern Slave, Black Dakota

Advance copies of Walt Bachman‘s Northern Slave, Black Dakota are here! Pond Dakota Press will have copies available for sale and signing this Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Bachman’s Black History Month event, “Northern Slaves: How the U.S. Army Brought … Continue reading

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To Whose Benefit?

“The famous Lucius Cassius, whom the Roman people used to regard as a very honest and wise judge, was in the habit of asking, time and again, ‘To whose benefit?’” –Marcus Tullius Cicero, 80 BCE ***** “Answer the question of … Continue reading

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So why is the MHS photo purge a story? It is history in its own right. It is also emblematic of how history is made. Third, you voted it so. My Execution Artifacts Report, “A Veiled Cabinet of Curiosities: A … Continue reading

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The MHS Photo Purge

You know those photo Christmas cards than land in your mailbox every winter? The smiling third cousins posing on an ocean beach. The friend you haven’t seen since graduation who faithfully sends a visual pastiche of this year’s cute-kids-and-pets. Do … Continue reading

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First Anniversary

When I began this blog a year ago, I didn’t really know what I was doing or what niche it might fill in the research world. I only knew that marketing people advised authors to blog and with A Thrilling … Continue reading

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Peace Coalition Leaders: Lorenzo Lawrence

The second post in a series supplying primary and key secondary sources on 1862 Dakota Peace Coalition leaders. The series is collected in single list on the Sources tab above.  Lorenzo Towanetiton Lawrence Lorenzo Lawrence, no date. Photo Courtesy Marlin Peterson. … Continue reading

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Peace Coalition Leaders: Simon Anawangmani

A young man in the front row at the History Center last week asked a perceptive question: “Where can I find a copy of that book?” he said gesturing toward the image of the 1863 edition of A Thrilling Narrative … Continue reading

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