I wish that I could have a home on the reservation as well as my kids and grandchildren

Ms. Korstad discusses her hopes for reservations.

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DL: If you had a magic wand what would you wish for the Dakota people today?

DK: I wish that our reservation was a lot bigger with homes and stuff. I don't live on the reservation. I live in Granite Falls. And the reason I say that is because it's probably like a learned thing for me, having been born and raised on the reservation. As I got older, got married, had kids and chose to move off the reservation -- it was by my choice. I miss that now. I wish that I could have a home on the reservation as well as my kids and grandchildren. Also, I really do wish that our reservation had a clinic, hospital, and a school. I think that would be real beneficial.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Donna Korstad Interviewer Deborah Locke made in Granite Falls, Upper Sioux Community, MN | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. I wish that I could have a home on the reservation as well as my kids and grandchildren August 20, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1064

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