Discover the history and culture of the Dakota People. Topics include the US-Dakota War of 1862, oral histories, culture and beliefs. For a larger selection of Dakota History books, please visit the Blue Earth County History Center Gift Shop.

  • Tales and Traditions of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Author Amos E. Oneroad, Author Alanson B. Skinner, Edited by Laura L. Anderson

    A unique collection detailing the customs, traditions, and folklore of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota at the turn of the twentieth century, with descriptions of tribal organization, ceremonies that marked the individual's passage from birth to death, and material culture ISBN: 9780873515306 Published by MHS Press Format: Paperback, 214 pages, 6 x 9
  • Minnesota’s Other Civil War By Kenneth Carley An accurate, concise, and balanced history of this tragic and significant conflict, The Dakota War of 1862 draws on a wealth of written and visual materials by white and Indian participants and observers to show the sources of the Dakotas’ justified and bitter wrath – and its terrible consequences. ISBN: 9780873513920 Published by: MHS Press Format: Paperback, B&W Photographs and Illustrations, 102 pages, 8 x 10.5
  • Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862 by Gary Clayton Anderson & Alan R. Woolworth, eds. This collection of thirty-six narratives presents the Dakota Indians' experiences during a conflict previously known chiefly from the viewpoints of non-Indians. ISBN: 0-87351-216-2 Published By: MHS Press Format: Paperback, photos and maps, 316 pages, 6 x 9

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