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

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Lorenzo Lawrence, no date. Photo Courtesy Marlin Peterson.


Elden Lawrence Reminiscences

Lorenzo Lawrence Papers, MHS.

Lawrence, Lorenzo. “The Story of Lorenzo Lawrence,” 1895. Dakota Conflict of 1862 Manuscript Collection (M582) MHS.

Lawrence, Lorenzo. Letters to Stephen and Mary Riggs 1863-65. Stephen R. Riggs and Family Papers.

Lawrence, Lorenzo. Transl. by “Tamakochay” [Stephen R. Riggs] “Indian Customs –the Medicine Bag” in the St. Peter (MN) Tribune October 2, 1862 p. 1. Lorenzo Lawrence file, Alan Woolworth Papers, MHS.

“Lorenzo Lawrence, the Citizen Indian’s Story” in the Grant County [SD] Review November 3, 1884.

“Lorenzo Lawrence Dead” in the Grant County [SD] Review April 25 [29?], 1897. Lorenzo Lawrence file, Alan Woolworth Papers, MHS.

Lawrence, Elden The Peace Seekers: Indian Christians and the Dakota Conflict. Sioux Falls, SD: Pine Hill Press, 2005.

Cook, Sydney. Letter to the Editor, “A Good Indian,” the St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb. 10, 1877

DeCamp, Jeannette. “In the Hands of the Sioux” transcript of April 1892 interview in The [Alameda County, California] Call. Brown County Historical Society.

Sweet, Jeannette DeCamp. “Mrs. J.E. De Camp Sweet’s narrative of her captivity in the Sioux outbreak of 1862,” 1894. Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. St. Paul, Minn: The Pioneer Press Company. p. 354-380.

Richards, Bergmann. “Biographic Notes of ‘Wasicu’ Lorenzo Lawrence, a full Wahpeton,” in Hennepin County History Winter, 1960. p. 7-9. Discusses autobiographical notes located in the Lorenzo Lawrence Papers, MHS.

Manuscript and microfiche sources are available in the Library at the Minnesota Historical Society History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota unless otherwise cited. Printed sources are available through your local library and/or Google Books.

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