Mni Sota Makoce – The Land of the Dakota – Gwen Westerman & Bruce White

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This is a remarkable contribution to not only the scholarship of Dakota history and culture but also the growing narrative of indigenous resistance and endurance through successive eras of settler colonization, treaty-making, conflict, and survival. Created is a new genre of scholarship that invokes a geo-historical discourse that dexterously interweaves multiple voices across various generations, cultures, and places into an epic story of Dakota land relations. Shown is how the deep connection of the Dakota is with their homeland, even in times of utter turmoil and upheaval, enabling them to maintain a hold on one of the most fundamental of human needs – their identity as a people and a nation.

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This is a remarkable contribution to not only the scholarship of Dakota history and culture but also the growing narrative of indigenous resistance and endurance through successive eras of settler colonization, treaty-making, conflict, and survival. Created is a new genre of scholarship that invokes a geo-historical discourse that dexterously interweaves multiple voices across various generations, cultures, and places into an epic story of Dakota land relations. Shown is how the deep connection of the Dakota is with their homeland, even in times of utter turmoil and upheaval, enabling them to maintain a hold on one of the most fundamental of human needs – their identity as a people and a nation.