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The Dakota prisoner of war letters : = Dakota Kaŝkapi Okicize Wowapi / Clifford Canku and Michael Simon ; introduction and afterword by John Peacock.

Author / Creator Canku, Clifford.
Imprint St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2013]
©2013
Description xxx, 225 pages ; 28 cm
Language English, Dakota
Subject Indian Wars (Dakota : 1862-1865)
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Dakota Indians -- Iowa -- Davenport Region -- Correspondence.
Indian prisoners -- Iowa -- Davenport Region -- Correspondence.
Prisoners of war -- Iowa -- Davenport Region -- Correspondence.
Dakota language -- Translating into English.
Dakota Indians.
Indian prisoners.
Prisoners of war.
Iowa -- Davenport Region.
Personal narratives.
Records and correspondence.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9052444
Varying Form of Title Parallel title Dakota Kaŝkapi Okicize Wowapi
Other authors / contributors Simon, Michael.
Peacock, John.
Minnesota Historical Society. Press.
ISBN 9780873518734 (pbk. : alk. paper)
087351873X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Text in English and Dakota.
Summary "In April 1863--after the Dakota War of 1862, after the hanging of thirty-eight Dakota men in the largest mass execution in U.S. history--some 270 Dakota men were moved from Mankato, Minnesota, to a prison at Camp McClellan in Davenport, Iowa. Separated from their wives, children, and elder relatives, with inadequate shelter, they lived there for three long, wretched years. More than 120 men died. Desperate to connect with their families, many of these prisoners of war learned to write. Their letters, mostly addressed to the missionaries Stephen R. Riggs and Thomas S. Williamson, asked for information, for assistance, and for help sending and receiving news of their loved ones. Dakota elders Clifford Canku and Michael Simon, fluent Dakota speakers, provide both the transcription and the first published translation of fifty of these letters, culled from Riggs's papers at the Minnesota Historical Society. They are a precious resource for Dakota people learning about the travails their ancestors faced, important primary source documents for historians, and a vital tool for Dakota language learners and linguists"--Amazon.com, viewed April 30, 2013.

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