Spirit car : journey to a Dakota past
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|Crookston Public Library||978.004 WIL (Text)||33500008915159||Main||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||978.004 WIL (Text)||33500008915134||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0873515706 (cloth : alk. paper)
218 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, c2006.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 July #1
Part Dakota, Wilson delves into her mother's family history, which leads her to the Lower Sioux Reservation, on the Minnesota River, and the Dakota War, which took place there in 1862. After the Treaty of 1851, the government had "persuaded, manipulated, and threatened" the Dakota to move to that reservation, giving up their hunting land and burial grounds to white settlers. The checkerboard pattern of white and Indian land resulted in many mixed marriages. When hostilities erupted in 1862, families were forced to choose sides, their survival taking precedence over the needs of their communities. As Wilson discovered in her research, each succeeding generation felt somehow diminished by their mixed blood. Her mother and all of her sisters married "men of European descent." One aunt tells her, "We sat on the fence between white and Indian. . . . You can't really adjust to either one." Wilson had to convince her relatives to tell these moving stories, and now she is determined that they not be forgotten, for "we are the sum of those who have come before us." ((Reviewed July 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.
Diane Wilson is a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Shafer, Minnesota.
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