Author Archives: Carrie Zeman

A Tribute to Alan R. Woolworth

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 we lost a dear friend, colleague, and mentor with the passing of Alan R. Woolworth, who would have been 90 years old on August 19. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, August 30 … Continue reading

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Sinte’s Story

Today Sinte 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 and watch Sinte’s story unfold as … Continue reading

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Officers, Gentlemen, and Dakota Women

Theodore G. Carter, an officer in the 7th Minnesota, Company K, adds his recollection to the series on relationships between Army officers and Dakota women on the Minnesota frontier. (The five-part series started here.) In his reminiscences, published in the … Continue reading

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Did Henry Sibley Execute His Son?

Love a good mystery? You’re in for a treat. Early in his research for Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey, historian Walt Bachman unearthed rumors that Henry Milord, one of the 38 Dakota men executed at Mankato, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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1862 Dakota Peace Coalition

Please join me and the Linden Hills History Study Group on Monday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. We will meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South in Minneapolis, MN as I share, and we discuss, the controversial … Continue reading

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Army Officers and Dakota Women on the Minnesota Frontier, Part 5

This post is a classic exercise in doing history. A question that, based on a file of leads, appears to be straight-forward, actually has no clear answer.  Captain John S. Marsh of the 5th Minnesota Volunteers, Company B has always been a … Continue reading

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Army Officers and Dakota Women on the Minnesota Frontier, Part 4

Rockford   Wright  County Minn July 25 1863 Samuel J. Brown, Esq. Dear Sir Not having anything in particular to do and thinking that it might interest you to know where the Bloody Co. “I” is stationed, I take this opportunity … Continue reading

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