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By Mary Butler Renville,Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola,Carrie Reber Zeman

This variation of A exciting Narrative of Indian Captivity rescues from obscurity a crucially vital paintings concerning the bitterly contested U.S.-Dakota battle of 1862. Written via Mary Butler Renville, an Anglo girl, with the help of her Dakota husband, John Baptiste Renville, A exciting Narrative was once revealed just once as a booklet in 1863 and has no longer been republished considering. The paintings info the Renvilles’ reports as “captives” between their Dakota family within the higher Camp and chronicles the tale of the Dakota Peace occasion. Their sympathetic portrayal of these who adversarial the warfare in 1862 combats the stereotypical view that almost all Dakotas supported it and illumines the injustice in their exile from Dakota homelands. From the authors’ certain point of view as an interracial couple, they paint a posh photograph of race, gender, and sophistication family members on successive midwestern frontiers.
As the nation of Minnesota commemorates the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Dakota battle, this narrative presents clean insights into the main debatable occasion within the region’s historical past. This annotated variation contains groundbreaking ancient and literary contexts for the textual content and a first-time number of extant Dakota correspondence with professionals throughout the war.

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