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Curtis Dahlin: The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History Presentation and Book Signing

Fri, 2012-04-06 10:06 -- kandhist
Event Date(s): 
Apr 26 2012 - 7:00pm

Curtis Dahlin, who is an independent historian, grew up on a farm near Sisseton, South Dakota, on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian Reservation. In 1964, he graduated from South Dakota State University at Brookings with a degree in history. He spent two years in the U.S. Army, and then worked as a traffic analyst for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 35 years. Since retiring in 2002, he had spent his time researching and writing on the Dakota Uprising of 1862 in Minnesota. In 2007, he published Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories and in 2009, The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History. Also, in 2008, he contributed an essay for Trails of Tears: Minnesota’s Dakota Indian Exile Begins. He also has three shorter booklets on the Uprising which were published in 2010, plus Tales of the Dakota Uprising: Period Eyewitness Accounts, which came out in 2011. He is currently working with a group which are publishing a semi-annual magazine titled Minnesota’s Heritage. It deals primarily with various aspects of the Uprising, at least through 2012 which is the 150th anniversary of the Uprising. The subject of his talk will be drawn from The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History. It contains about 275 period photographs of people and places involved in the Dakota Uprising. So there are many stories to be related. For more information, call Jill Wohnoutka at (320) 235-1881 or kandhist@msn.com

Event Organization: 
Kandiyohi County Historical Society