I hope it happens in my children's lifetime

Ms. Pashe discusses her hopes for the Dakota Nation.

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

TP: To be at peace with each other.

DL: Do you think that will happen in your lifetime?

TP: No but I hope it happens in my children’s lifetime.

DL: How do the Dakota people go about starting to find peace with each other?

TP: Getting to know their relatives and their history, who their people are, who they come from. Nobody knows that honestly. They think but they don’t know. They don’t realize there’s more Dakota people out there than what they know. They think there’s only 22. There were more than 500 camps at one time. They kept coming and going in and out of the United States. There’s a lot of Dakota in Manitoba than what people realize and I want them to be found and I want the families to be connected and I want the true history to come out. If it doesn’t come out in my time I hope it comes out in my children’s because what I’ve collected, I’m going to leave those for my children to read too. If I miss something they’re going to pick it up

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Trudy Pashe Interviewer Deborah Locke in Dakota Tipi First Nation Manitoba, Canada | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. I hope it happens in my children's lifetime April 26, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1507

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