Category Archives: A Thrilling Narrative

Good Words

Zabelle and I are grateful for the warm reception of our new edition of Mary Butler Renville’s A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity in it’s first year off the press. Three new reviews recently came to our attention, excerpted below. I hope … Continue reading

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Great Week for Books

While I’ve been researching  a set of Dakota War artifacts that disappeared 150 years ago, great book news has been unfolding. Catherine Denial gave A Thrilling Narrative a great review in the Spring 2013 edition of Minnesota History. Denial concludes, … Continue reading

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The Peace Coalition Coupon

It was so nice to have a full-house audience this afternoon at the Pond House despite the crazy, icy, mud! The coupon code I mentioned is at the bottom of this flyer: 20% off the 2012 edition of A Thrilling … Continue reading

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Stories of the Dakota Peace Coalition

Tuesday night at the Minnesota Historical Society’s History Center in St. Paul, I could not have had a more engaged audience for my first presentation of one of my 2013 talks,”Stories of the Dakota Peace Coalition.” Thank you to all … Continue reading

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Little Crow Slept Here

Saturday July 21, 1860, Alfred J. Hill took this photo of the Hazlewood (Hazelwood) Republic on the Upper Sioux Reservation in Minnesota. According to a letter written a few days later by one of the men in the foreground, the … Continue reading

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Yellow-back Gold

Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter by Mrs. Ann E. Stephens, June 1860. Edward S. Ellis’s first dime novel, Seth Jones: Captives of the Frontier, 1860, is said to have been one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite stories. Myrtle: The … Continue reading

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The Peace Party Fought for Mni Sota Makoce, Too

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, in winter January 29, 2013, I am booked as the History Lounge speaker at the Minnesota Historical Society. I’m excited because after spending this past summer of commemoration talking about food –who was starving … Continue reading

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