You feel right at home, just like you’ve known them for years

Ms. James talks about the experience of coming home to Minnesota.

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DL: When you came to Minnesota for the first time to meet to meet your relatives, what was that like did they feel like strangers or did you have a feeling that you knew them?

MJ: It felt like every time I come down there South, Sisseton and all that; you feel that your family is here. My family is here. You feel right at home, just like you’ve known them for years.

S: Feeling kinship is already there even though you might not have seen them for a long time or you might have just recently you know finding out more and this is your family or whatever. Then it’s like the same kind of feeling you have for your cousins that you might have grown up with all your life. You meet somebody new that’s your relative too somehow there’s some kind of connection to a lot of those people.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Marina James Interviewer Deborah Locke in Dakota Tipi First Nation Manitoba, Canada | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. You feel right at home, just like you’ve known them for years May 26, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1499

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