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Spirit car : journey to a Dakota past
Wilson, Diane
Adult Nonfiction E99.D1 W84 2006

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Linda B. said:
Intrigued by the story that her mother spent two years at an Indian boarding school without seeing her parents, Diane Wilson searches for clues to her family's Dakota past. While growing up in Golden Valley, Wilson identified herself as part Swedish like her Lutheran father. She searches records and explores places in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska where her ancestors had lived, and finds connections and stories that help heal the hidden past.
posted Jan 23, 2007 at 4:04PM
gabby said:
by the story this girl mother spent two years at an Indian boarding school. with out seeing her parents, the girl search and search for clues to her family life stores, while she was growing up in golden valley, Wilson herself as part Swedish like her Lutheran father. she search and explore place in the u.s.a places like south Dekota,and Nabraske where ancestors had live, and finds connections to her family pasted life and stores Behing that connections...
posted Oct 8, 2007 at 5:55PM
Avatar for EmilyEm EmilyEm said:
Part memoir and part history, Wilson looks for her mother’s family, one not talked about by her mother and siblings while Wilson was growing up. My own family genealogy has a similar—though not quite so painful—past. It took my own mother many years to talk about her early life. I thought Wilson’s book might help me write this story. She uses both context and fact to tell it; it’s something genealogists sometimes need to do. She did it well, although I found parts repetitive.
posted Feb 11, 2011 at 9:50AM
Avatar for Plymouth Library Plymouth Library said:
Plymouth Reads 2013.
posted Dec 10, 2012 at 4:59PM
KatieJo said:
I enjoyed this book and reading about the history near my childhood home. I grew up in "Dakota" territory near Mendota, MN. Diane Wilson’s description of the forced march brought me to tears.
posted Oct 9, 2013 at 1:55PM
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