In the wake of the Dakota War of 1862, Dakota men imprisoned at Davenport, Iowa wrote letters to relatives in their own language.
150 years later, their voices have been recovered in a book of translations made by two of their descendants, Dr. Clifford Canku and Rev. Michael Simon (MHS Press, Nov 2012).
Dr. John Peacock, who wrote the introduction for the book, will discuss the letters. Dr. Peacock is Professor of Native American Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art,
Baltimore, and is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation.