There are many, many tasks an author must undertake before publishing a novel. One of them is obtaining book blurbs—those flowery statements of effusive praise on the back cover of books. But how does an author go about doing that? Find out by reading my blog.
On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato, Minnesota. One hundred sixty years later, hundreds gather at the spot of the hanging to welcome the Dakota Memorial Riders and Runners who traveled many miles to help remember this tragic past and provide healing and reconciliation for the present and future.
Father Frederic Baraga was an advocate for the Ojibwe people who worked tirelessly to protect their rights and land. His legacy lives on in the memorials recognizing his deeds and the efforts of those using Father Baraga’s message to bring about healing and restoration.
In “The River Remembers” by Linda Ulleseit, we meet three women whose voices have been lost to history. Here, in one of Minnesota’s most vibrant historical eras, those voices are brought to life.
Seth Eastman was an artist and Army General who’s left us a window to the past. His work offers a realistic and colorful view of the lives, landscape, and lifestyle of Native Americas during the mid-19th century.
When I first started reading, researching, and writing about the U.S. – Dakota War back in 2007, I did not understand the very complicated nature of that history and what it means for us today. I just wanted to know what happened and why. But since then, I’ve discovered that there is a lot more at stake than just the history itself.
During the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862, hundreds of white settler-colonialists were killed, many of them while defending their homes and communities. This post highlights three of those who fought and died to protect the people and town of New Ulm.
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On May 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior released an investigative report on the history of federally-funded Indian Boarding schools. In it, the Department calls for accountability for its policies that have been detrimental to Native populations, while calling for action to restore and revitalize Native communities.
I’ve been doing a lot since my last update in January! I’m revising my manuscript, doing in-person speaking engagements, growing my business, and much more! Read the entire blog to learn more about what it’s like to be a historian, author, publisher, and editor.