We’re just fighting for survival in Canada

Mr. Pashe discusses the after-effects of the U.S.-Dakota War.

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DL: What’s your opinion of that war?

BP: It’s kind of sad in a way, because we were brought over here and we were left here, and now we have nothing. It’s like we have no rights, or no treaties, no nothing. The government doesn’t want to acknowledge us. We’re just fighting for survival in Canada.

DL: If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for Dakota people today?

BP: To be united and to be back on their own land, which I hate to say, is the USA. To be back home, I guess. For my family to be back home.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Bruce Pashe Interviewer Deborah Locke in Dakota Tipi First Nation Manitoba, Canada | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. We’re just fighting for survival in Canada May 29, 2024. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1482

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