Narrator Theme Topics Keywords Type
Dean Blue We Dakotas for some reason, were always drawn back to where we were born and raised; we’re drawn back. Connection to Land Dakota Land Home Oral History
Dean Blue We made a pact, and you’re not paying it. 1862 Treaties, Dakota Land Treaties, Annuity, Acton, Starvation, Land Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku The way I look at it, is that this country is still ours, spiritually, because it is God-given. Connection to Land Dakota Land, Spirits, Creation Land, Spirits, Ghosts, Camp Coldwater, Homeland, Relatives Oral History
Dean Blue The more they let them in, the more they wanted. Shared History Treaties, Dakota Land, Repatriation, Minnesota River Valley Homeland, Japan, Germany, Iran Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku At the root of everything, factionalism was created when immigrants came to our way of living 1862 U.S. Government, Factions, Immigration, Dakota Land Indian Removal Act, Factionalism, Treaties, Policies, Reservations, Immigration, Settlers, Encroachment Oral History
John LaBatte Where did the Dakota Indian get their land? Shared History Treaties, Dakota Land, Trade Treaties, Trade, Migration Oral History
Michael Childs It was used against us; the generosity was used against us Shared History Treaties, Dakota Land Treaties, Generosity Oral History
Walter LaBatte I can’t understand why they’re mad Life Today Dakota and Settler Relationships, Dakota Land Trust, Land Loss, Germans, French, Traders, Attitudes Oral History
Raymond Owen Even today, you live in the United States of Dakota Shared History Dakota Land, Treaties Treaties, Pike Treaty Oral History
Dallas Ross A place where a spirit used to be but the spirit is gone Connection to Land Dakota Land Camp Coldwater Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence “You guys can’t be in here; I own all the air in here” Shared History Dakota Land, Treaties, Immigration, U.S. Government Land, Settlers, Treaties, Encroachment, Dakota and U.S. Gov't Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence "We’re going to drive you all the way to the Rocky Mountains" Shared History Treaties, Dakota Social Structure, U.S. Government, Dakota Land Treaties, Dakota and U.S. Gov't, Land Oral History
Pamela Halverson Our people fought terrorism for a long time Shared History Dakota Land, U.S. Government, Homestead Act Homeland, Medicine, Land Loss Oral History

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