Category Archives: Books

Summer Author Appearances

This morning, a general-reader friend headed out of town asked me, “Are there any Dakota War books that are good reads? Like I could lost in the story reading in hammock at the cabin?” Last summer neither of my top … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Summer came –and just in time. With my kids home from school — “mom” is my day job –my halcyon spring weeks of archival research are at an end. This blog has been strangely quiet for a great reason: I … Continue reading

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“Sins of Omission, Changes of Heart”

I love it when a new book starts out with promise. Last night I started Kathleen Fine-Dare’s Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA (University of Nebraska Press, 2002). When I encountered this in the Preface, I had … Continue reading

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Review: Dakota Child, Governor’s Daughter by Bruce A. Kohn

Guest Post by Lois Glewwe Dakota Child, Governor’s Daughter: The Life of Helen Hastings Sibley, by Bruce A. Kohn, Friends of the Sibley House Historic Site, Mendota, MN, 2012 Helen Hastings Sibley was one of the most enigmatic characters in early … 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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Walt Bachman Interview

In 2011, Walt Bachman approached the Pond Dakota Heritage Society about the gift of the manuscript that became Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey. Publishing has been part of the Pond Dakota charter since the … Continue reading

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38 Nooses

Last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting with Scott W. Berg when he was in town to visit family. I was also happy to snare him for an appearance at the Pond House on August 12, 2012, where Scott, … Continue reading

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The Dakota Prison Letters Project

Eight years ago, “the DPL” –the Dakota Prison Letters project was a rumor in the local research community: that Dakota people had identified and were in the process of translating a subset of Dakota language letters from the Riggs Papers … Continue reading

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