By Mary Butler Renville,Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola,Carrie Reber Zeman

ISBN-10: 0803235305

ISBN-13: 9780803235304

This variation of A exciting Narrative of Indian Captivity rescues from obscurity a crucially vital paintings in regards to the bitterly contested U.S.-Dakota battle of 1862. Written by way of Mary Butler Renville, an Anglo lady, with the help of her Dakota husband, John Baptiste Renville, A exciting Narrative used to be published just once as a ebook in 1863 and has no longer been republished considering. The paintings information the Renvilles’ stories as “captives” between their Dakota relations within the higher Camp and chronicles the tale of the Dakota Peace get together. Their sympathetic portrayal of these who adverse the conflict in 1862 combats the stereotypical view that the majority Dakotas supported it and illumines the injustice in their exile from Dakota homelands. From the authors’ certain point of view as an interracial couple, they paint a posh photograph of race, gender, and sophistication kin on successive midwestern frontiers.
As the nation of Minnesota commemorates the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Dakota conflict, this narrative presents clean insights into the main debatable occasion within the region’s historical past. This annotated version comprises groundbreaking historic and literary contexts for the textual content and a first-time selection of extant Dakota correspondence with specialists in the course of the war.

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