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Published April 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters


For the last several years, Canku, an enrolled Dakota member of the Sisseton Wahpeton tribe, and NDSU instructor, has translated over a hundred letters, painstakingly interpreting the words from his people who were imprisoned following the hanging of 38 Dakota men near Mankato. The prison camps in Iowa saw Dakota men starve and freeze to death.
Read the article: Two men translate, publish Native American prisoner of war letters