The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters

Thu, 2012-06-21 11:39 -- Julianna.Olsen
Event Date(s): 
Jul 15 2012 - 2:00pm


Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
2200 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN
United States

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.

Event Organization: 
Pond Dakota Heritage Society