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Narrator Theme Topics Keywords Type
Dean Blue I wish I had a list of all the things that the Dakota initiated Cultural Contributions to U.S. Dakota Culture and Values Medicine Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku Women within the Dakota society were very highly organized and they were very strong. Culture and Values Dakota Culture and Values, Dakota Social Structure Warrior, Spiritual Leader, Women Oral History
Lillian Wilson They used to have love, honor and respect for each other. Hopes for the Future Dakota Culture and Values Oral History
Lillian Wilson I don’t think it was hard; it was kind of like an adventure. Education Boarding Schools, Dakota Culture and Values, Assimilation Oral History
LaVonne Swenson I think the biggest contribution was our lifestyle Cultural Contributions to U.S. Dakota Culture and Values Food, Lifestyle Oral History
LaVonne Swenson They’ve held onto their traditions Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota Culture and Values Canada Oral History
Dallas Ross You can’t be around old Dakotas without learning about the spirituality of things. Growing Up Growing Up, Dakota Culture and Values, Spirituality, Storytelling, Christianity Culture, Values, Storytelling, Dakota Spirituality, Christianity Oral History
Walter LaBatte Everything that God created is a relative of ours Culture and Values Dakota Culture and Values Food, Philosophy Oral History
Byron White They all stuck together no matter what. Culture and Values Dakota Culture and Values, Growing Up Helping Others Oral History
Barbara Anderson I want to be that person that changes. Culture and Values Dakota Culture and Values, Dakota Life Today Spiritual Leaders, How to Treat People Oral History
Michael Childs My mother knew we had to survive in the greater society Growing Up Growing Up, Education, Boarding Schools, Dakota Culture and Values Education, Engineering, Language, Survival, Hunting, Assimilation, Lena Campbell Oral History
Sandra Geshick Who wouldn’t defend what was theirs? 1862 Perspectives on 1862, Dakota Culture and Values, Spirituality Untruth, Defending, Prayer Oral History
Sandra Geshick Fortitude Growing Up Growing Up, Dakota Culture and Values Men, Women, Fortitude Oral History
Pamela Halverson Those grandmas, they were real no-nonsense. Growing Up Growing Up, Boarding School, Education, Dakota Culture and Values, Discrimination Boarding School, School Oral History
Pamela Halverson I’d wish to be the people we were Culture and Values Dakota Culture and Values History Oral History
Leslie Smoke Sacrifice Life Today Spirituality, Christianity, Dakota Culture and Values Christianity Oral History
Marina James She knew all the different roots Growing Up Family, Dakota Culture and Values Spirituality, Medicine Oral History
Leslie Smoke There was something more to it Growing Up Growing Up, Boarding School, Dakota Culture and Values School, Culture, Work Oral History
Elsie Noel We had signs on every door that said "Speak English" Growing Up Growing Up, Family, Boarding School, Dakota Culture and Values School, Mounties, Language, Medicine Oral History
Ed LaBelle The child believed, "who died?" Growing Up Growing Up Dakota, Dakota Culture and Values, Dakota Language, Boarding School, Christianity, Jobs Language, School, Spirituality, Christianity Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku Our roots are still very much deeply embedded in our Dakota way of life. Life Today Dakota Life Today, Lower Sioux Agency, Spirituality, Dakota Identity, Dakota Culture and Values Spirituality, Identity, Roots, Anglo Oral History

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