Uprising 1: A Novel, by Dean Urdahl
A fictional account full of historical detail of the Civil War and the Dakota Conflict. First of a 3 book series. This story’s main character has connections to the Civil War and the Dakota Conflict.
Northern Slave, Black Dakota, by Walt Bachman
This book is non-fiction, for advanced grade 6 readers. It is the story of one man, Joseph Godfrey, who was born in Minnesota as a slave. He grew up playing (when he had free time) with Dakota children, so he was bilingual. During the U.S. Dakota War, he was in a difficult position. No one trusted him, because they did not know where his loyalty lay. The author is a descendant of white settlers, one of whom was killed during the U.S. Dakota War.
Little Crow: Leader of the Dakota, by Gwyneth Swain
A compelling biography for young readers that traces the life of the Dakota leader Taoyateduta (Little Crow) and his role in the U.S. – Dakota Conflict of 1862.
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