Monday, August 13, 2012
Little Crow and the Dakota War
One of the ladies in our Stitch Therapy Group told me about a wonderful book: Abercrombie Trail by local author Candace Simar. It's a fascinating and disturbing tale about Scandinavian settlers and the 1862 Sioux Uprising. The cruelty and injustice toward the Native Americans was really heartbreaking and the tragedy that followed was brutal--not for the faint of heart! That it took place in Minnesota was a real awakening--not your "little house on the prairie" type of tale.
This week the Star Tribune is publishing a series about the Dakota War and about Little Crow specifically. The series started on Sunday and runs all week; it can also be read online. If you miss it, there is an e-book available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.