I wish I had a list of all the things that the Dakota initiated

Mr. Blue talks about the origins of some medicines.

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What other things were invented by the Dakota?

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DL: What contributions have the Dakota people made to Minnesota and to the country?

DB: You’d be surprised how many types of medicines the Dakota have developed, pills, prescriptions and that type of thing. I wish I had a list of all the things that the Dakota initiated, and that the whites finally realized that there was some merit to this stuff that they were calling, the Dakotas, medicine. And there’s a huge amount where credit is due, but it is not given. A lot of that was developed by the Dakota, but in a different form. Not a pill or a capsule; it was a different form of medicine that the Dakota developed that the wasichu finally saw, and then they developed, too. They put it into the pill and the capsules. But a lot of it was developed by the Dakotas.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Dean Blue Interviewer Deborah Locke, Made in Granite Falls, Upper Sioux Community, MN | Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. I wish I had a list of all the things that the Dakota initiated May 26, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1011

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