Today Sinte, a Dakota woman exiled from Minnesota in 1863, stepped out of a 150-year old-letter via the voice of her great-granddaughter, Loretta, who commented on an 1863 letter written by U.S. Army Lieutenant James Gorman.
Scroll down to the comments at the bottom that post and watch Sinte’s story unfold. First, J. R. Brown biographer, Nancy Goodman contributes the documentary sources on Sinte she found. Then, Loretta steps in and shares Sinte’s family’s story.
Since this is a lovely example, it bears repeating: Thank you to everyone who so generously contributes stories and information, publicly in comments, and privately via email. This corner of the research world is richer because you share.