Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota


Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota

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“The Dakota phrase Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds, gives the state of Minnesota its name. In this examination of the history of the Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to their homeland, authors Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examine narratives of the people’s origins, their associations with the land, and the seasonal round through key players and place name. They consider Dakota interactions with Europeans and offer an in-depth “reading between the lines” of historical documents – some of them virtually unknown – and treaties made with the US, uncovering misunderstandings and outright deceptions that helped lead to the tragic Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.”

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Weight 12 oz