Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xiii

This book developed slowly, unfolding over a period of eight years marked by multiple anniversaries of signal events in the so-called settlement of the American Midwest. We began taking photographs in 2007, the 175th anniversary of the Black Hawk War. Indeed, the project, in its early stages, was conceived as a response to...

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Introduction

Nicholas A. Brown and Sarah E. Kanouse

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pp. 1-18

Across two pages of a book, a pair of black-and-white photographs meet at the binding and fill nearly half the spread. They are wider than they are tall, “landscape orientation,” as word-processing software calls it. The image on the left is taken from the middle distance, the frame nearly bisected. On one side is a...

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1. We Are Still Here to Tell Their Stories and to Add Our Own

George Thurman

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pp. 19-22

Black Hawk is the name of a man whose life has achieved legendary, almost mythical, proportions in the 177 years since he last walked this earth. His name has come to stand for more than one person’s identification—the mention of his name even now evokes a profusion of impression and emotion. Black Hawk was a fierce...

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2. Iowa

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pp. 23-64

In 1767, a great Sauk leader was born. His name meant “the black sparrow hawk.” He came to be known as Black Hawk.
Strong beliefs, independent thinking and an unwavering commitment to his family and his people earned him a reputation as a man of integrity and courage. In 1832, along with 1,200 of his people, Black...

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3. They Don't Even Want Our Bones: An Interview with Johnathan Buffalo Historic Preservation Officer Meskwaki Nation

Nicholas A. Brown

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pp. 65-72

Sports legend Jim Thorpe, Sac and Fox, won gold medals in the ten-event Olympic decathlon and five-event pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Sweden, a feat that has never been duplicated. Nicholas A. Brown A year later he was stripped of his medals. Ugly politics played a big part in the Amateur Athlete Union’s (AAU) decision to do this...

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4. Wisconsin

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pp. 73-142

The Indian in Wisconsin is not easy to understand. The popular image, formed by history and generalization, lingers on as a stereotype without basis in reality. Casual observation of the Indian and his community provides half truths which are more misleading than enlightening. The Indian does not explain himself readily...

5. Even Though He Had a Native Person Standing in Front of Him, He Just Did Not See Me: An Interview with Sandra Massey Historic Preservation Officer Sac and Fox Nation

Sarah E. Kanouse

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pp. 143-150

6. Illinois

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pp. 151-208

7. We Have Important Work to Do within Ourselves First: An Interview with Yolanda Pushetonequa Former Language Preservation Officer Meskwaki Nation

Sarah E. Kanouse

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pp. 209-218

8. Makataimeshekiakiak, Settler Colonialism, and the Specter of Idigenous Liberation

Dylan A. T. Miner (Michif)

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pp. 219-236

Coda: Minnesota's Sesquicentennials and Dakota People: Remembering Oppression and Invoking Resistance

Waziyatawin

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pp. 237-249

Notes

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pp. 250-257

Bibliography

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pp. 258-269

Contributors

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pp. 270-271

Image Credits

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pp. 272-273

Index

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pp. 274-282