Comments on: The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters http://discussions.mnhs.org/10000books/2013/03/19/the-dakota-prisoner-of-war-letters/ Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:30:35 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 By: Kathy Brown http://discussions.mnhs.org/10000books/2013/03/19/the-dakota-prisoner-of-war-letters/comment-page-1/#comment-4102 Kathy Brown Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:54:57 +0000 http://discussions.mnhs.org/10000books/?p=7691#comment-4102 This is all well and good that all these books are available. More needs to be done about the settlers stories. There was a group of descendants of settler/trader survivors that met during the time that the US Dakota War exhibit was being put together. So very much information was given to the MHS by this group of people, many of whom have studied this event for decades, They gave information on specific people, places and situations, told stories, cited references that would be helpful in making a most education experience for the people who would visit this exhibit. Was this information used by MHS? For the most part, no. Again, the exhibi became the story of the Dakota with a couple of pictures to hopefully satisfy the survivor group. The stories must be told of all that were involved. It is not being done. This is all well and good that all these books are available. More needs to be done about the settlers stories. There was a group of descendants of settler/trader survivors that met during the time that the US Dakota War exhibit was being put together. So very much information was given to the MHS by this group of people, many of whom have studied this event for decades, They gave information on specific people, places and situations, told stories, cited references that would be helpful in making a most education experience for the people who would visit this exhibit. Was this information used by MHS? For the most part, no. Again, the exhibi became the story of the Dakota with a couple of pictures to hopefully satisfy the survivor group. The stories must be told of all that were involved. It is not being done.

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