550 Dakota Verbs is a language resource created by two Dakota language speakers and educators provides students of the Dakota language with a tool for conjugating verbs. The dialect selected for this text is Minnesota Dakota. The resource was created for language learners who want to improve their everyday Dakota conversation. The text is organized into two main sections - one with a Dakota - English word list and the other with an English - Dakota word list.
Dakota Grammar with Texts and Ethnography is the reprint of publication first issued in 1893 by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, as Contributions to North American ethnology, volume 9. Includes grammar information, legends, and cultural traditions of the Dakota. Collected by Presbyterian minister Stephen Riggs who provides detailed descriptions of the Santee dialect as well as texts in Dakota and English translation.
A Dakota-English Dictionary is the reprint of 1890 publication issued by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, as Contributions to North American Ethnology, volume 7. This edition edited by James Owen Dorsey. Companion text to An English-Dakota Dictionary.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, a few members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota community in northeastern South Dakota, while living in the white world, quietly worked to preserve the customs and stories of their ancestors in the face of federal government suppression and the opposition of organized religion. Amos E. Oneroad, a son of one of those families, was educated in the traditional ways and then sent east to obtain a college education, eventually becoming a Presbyterian minister. For most of his life, he moved in two worlds. By fortunate coincidence he met Alanson B.
Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862 contains 36 narratives about Minnesota Indian War of 1862 and its aftermath from Dakota (Sioux) participants. These primary sources provide a strong counter-point to the standard version of United States history for this period. Included are the accounts of several Dakota women who lived during this challenging period.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Writings of American Indian Movement (AIM) activitst imprisoned in Leavanworth Prison for the 1975 shooting of two FBI agents. Serving two life sentence, Peltier writes in essay and poetry formats about his life, spiritual beliefs and his time in solitary confinement.
The Great Race of the Birds and Animals is a retelling of a Plains legend about a great race that took place long ago to determine who should be caretakers of the environment. The story begins in the present times with a highway scene in the Black Hills of South Dakota and a road sign warning motorists about the buffalo roaming free. In fact, one large bull is scratching his hairy chin on the road sign in a mischievous way. The author then takes young readers on an adventure from long ago. It was a time when the buffalo actually hunted and ate humans.