Ms. Pendleton talks about her hopes for the Dakota people.

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How has modern technology affected community relationships?

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

JP: Unity. To come together and be like it used to be.

DL: How far back was that when there was unity?

JP: We would always go to the neighbors, or relatives, and it wasn’t much, but we’d eat together. And just sit down and visit and tell jokes.

DL: It sounds like you simply enjoyed each other’s company.

JP: Yes, we did.

DL: And how has that changed today?

JP: Nobody has time anymore; they’re working or they’re not home. You talk to them on the phone and that’s it – you never see anybody. If it isn’t TV, its Internet or something they’re on. No time.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Joan Pendleton Interviewer Deborah Locke made in Morton, Lower Sioux Community, MN | Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. Unity July 22, 2024. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1095

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