Mni Sota Makoce: A New History of Dakota Land

by Meagan Frank

Town after town, lake after lake in Minnesota, the names given have their origin with the Dakota people. But until the recent publication of the award-winning history book Mni Sota Makoce: Land of the Dakota, a Dakota version of their history in Minnesota had been too often misrepresented. Gwen Westerman and Bruce White changed the historical landscape, opening the path for people to tell a richer story about the Dakota people and their homeland by adding the Dakota voice. […]