The more history that’s shared about what happened, the better

Ms. Anderson talks about the best way to commemorate the U.S.-Dakota War.

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DL: Is it a good idea to commemorate the events of the mid 1800’s?

BA: I think for the Natives it would be, because I think the more history that’s shared about what happened, the better. I know I didn’t hear about my own Native history, other than a belief that we were savages, when I was growing up, I know it’s more than that. I think the more we can learn and try and understand how it was, the better we will be as a people.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Barbara Anderson Interviewer Deborah Locke made in Granite Falls, Upper Sioux Community, MN | Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. The more history that’s shared about what happened, the better May 22, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/985

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