Author Colin Mustful would like to announce the release date for his newest novel, Ceding Contempt: Minnesota’s Most Significant Historical Event. The novel, which will be released Monday, August 15, 2016, follows artist Frank Blackwell Mayer as he travels to Minnesota in 1851 to witness the Treaty of the Traverse des Sioux between the Dakota Indians and the U.S. Government. Utilizing elements of fiction and nonfiction, author Colin Mustful gives an educational yet dramatic account of this historic treaty that changed forever the future of Minnesota. Alongside the detailed and dramatic narrative, are twenty-seven authentic images sketched by Frank Mayer as he attempted to capture the essence of the fleeting Minnesota frontier.
This exciting new release was preceded by the author’s two other novels, Fate of the Dakota and Grace at Spirit Lake. All three novels consider the complicated relationships between frontier settlers and the Dakota Indians of southern Minnesota. This important history has often been overlooked or misunderstood though it resulted in a watershed event in the history of Minnesota known as the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862.