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Early Reviews

Please excuse this first-time author’s grin :). While scholarly reviews of books often don’t appear until a year or more after publication, popular reviews of A Thrilling Narrative are beginning to appear! On 9/18/12, Sandy Amzeen summarized her Monsters and Critics … Continue reading

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“Cincapi” means “children”

Last week I was honored to get a fat manila envelope in the mail from a new friend at Sisseton. The envelope contained a host of treasures, including copies of files showing that the Bureau of Indian Affairs recognized one … Continue reading

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Excerpt of A Thrilling Narrative

The University of Nebraska Press now hosts a digital excerpt of A Thrilling Narrative. You can read the Table of Contents, a note on our  editorial procedures, and the first twenty two pages of my Historical Introduction. Warning: The excerpt … Continue reading

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Why “Our Children Are Dying With Hunger” in 1862

Eleven months ago, for the first time I publicly presented Thomas S. Williamson’s 1856 malnutrition paradigm, suggesting it supported Little Crow’s 1862 claim that Dakota children were “dying with hunger.” One month later I presented a shorter paper  on the … Continue reading

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Lac qui Parle

Mde Ia Udan (Lac qui Parle), July 8, 2012. For the first fourteen years of his life, John Baptiste Renville woke up to this view every day. Yesterday, Sunday July 8, I was privileged to speak in the historic reconstructed … Continue reading

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The Book Launch Party, Part 2

In which I continue the story of the book launch party begun in Part 1. The next section of my remarks are a tribute to one of my mentors, to whom we dedicated the book: Alan Woolworth. Alan Woolworth, who … Continue reading

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The Book Launch Party

On Sunday June 29, 2012, my friends on the board of the Pond Dakota Heritage Society hosted a book lauch celebration at the Gideon Pond House in Bloomington. It was a lovely afternoon in every way! During the years I … Continue reading

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