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Stories

Title
He used the United States treatment of the Native Americans as the model
Michael Childs | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Genocide
Keywords: Genocide, Adolph Hitler, Germ Warfare
My mother knew we had to survive in the greater society
Michael Childs | Oral History
Theme: Growing Up
Topics: Growing Up, Education, Boarding Schools, Dakota Culture and Values
Keywords: Education, Engineering, Language, Survival, Hunting, Assimilation, Lena Campbell
It was used against us; the generosity was used against us
Michael Childs | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Treaties, Dakota Land
Keywords: Treaties, Generosity
They’re just constantly told “you’re worthless.”
Michael Childs | Oral History
Theme: Life Today
Topics: Dakota Life Today, Activism, American Indian Movement, Racism
Keywords: AIM, Opression
Some people understood it was a humanitarian gesture, and others felt that we were betraying the tribe
Michael Childs | Oral History
Theme: 1862
Topics: Family in 1862, Factions
Keywords: John Other Day (Anpetu-Tokeka), Humanitarian
Even today, you live in the United States of Dakota
Raymond Owen | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Dakota Land, Treaties
Keywords: Treaties, Pike Treaty
In order to go forward, we had to go back to our old ways
Raymond Owen | Oral History
Theme: Life Today
Topics: Spirituality, Dakota Life Today, Inter-Tribal Relationships
Keywords: Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA, Ojibwe (Anishinaabe, Chippewa), Christianity
They had a bent sense of purpose
Raymond Owen | Oral History
Theme: 1862
Topics: Fort Snelling, Ways of Commemorating, Genocide
Keywords: Fort Snelling
They all stuck together no matter what.
Byron White | Oral History
Theme: Culture and Values
Topics: Dakota Culture and Values, Growing Up
Keywords: Helping Others
“Let them eat grass.”
Byron White | Oral History
Theme: 1862
Topics: Perspectives on 1862, U.S. Government
Keywords: Dakota and U.S. Gov't
The lessons that they told almost made you ashamed to be Indian
Byron White | Oral History
Theme: Growing Up
Topics: Growing Up, Dakota in White Systems, Education
Keywords: School, Savage, History
Humanity sometimes is cruel.
Byron White | Oral History
Theme: 1862
Topics: Fort Snelling
Keywords: Fort Snelling
Who said once, “Treaties are made to be broken.” Well, I guess they were right
Byron White | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Treaties
Keywords: Treaties
In ten years I had the director position and I’ve been here since
Deborah White | Oral History
Theme: Life Today
Topics: Dakota Life Today, Dakota and Settler Relationships
Keywords: Gaming Commission
Many contributions
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: Cultural Contributions to U.S.
Topics: Dakota Contributions to North America
Keywords: Medicine, Food, U.S Government
It was the worst thing that could have happened to the Dakotas in Minnesota
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Treaties, U.S. Government
Keywords: Treaties, Alexander Ramsey
They want us to forgive and we do forgive to a certain extent but we don’t forget.
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: 1862
Topics: Family in 1862, Aftermath of 1862
Keywords: Family, Aftermath
It’s not good to dwell on but still it’s there, it’s there
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: Life Today
Topics: Dakota Life Today, Dakota Hopes for the Future
Keywords: undefined
Collateral Damage
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: Shared History
Topics: Perspectives on 1862, U.S. Government
Keywords: Henry Sibley, Alexander Ramsey
The child believed, "who died?"
Ed LaBelle | Oral History
Theme: Growing Up
Topics: Growing Up Dakota, Dakota Culture and Values, Dakota Language, Boarding School, Christianity, Jobs
Keywords: Language, School, Spirituality, Christianity

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