Confronting Minnesota’s Past is a comprehensive resource on the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862 and the context in which it occurred. This electronic book includes a variety of subject headings with brief descriptions about the people involved, culturally relevant material, specific events, important quotes, and much more. Alongside subject headings are valuable questions for learners and educators to consider and discuss. Furthermore, the book invites readers to discover their history as it exists today by indicating those museums and historic sites that can still be visited. In addition, Confronting Minnesota’s Past includes many images, photos, and artwork that are significant to Minnesota frontier history and the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862. For those readers who wish to delve deeper into the history, Confronting Minnesota’s Past offers a variety of useful links to primary and secondary source materials as well as bibliographic information. At the end of the text, the author has also included two scholarly essays related to the U.S. – Dakota War as well as a thorough appendix of important primary source materials.
Confronting Minnesota’s Past is a searchable tool and easy-to-read guide for anyone interested in learning more about the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862. The book also offers a variety of information about the people and places that made Minnesota what it is today. It is uniquely formatted with brief headings, pertinent quotes, meaningful images, and valuable questions to consider.