Friday, March 15, 2013

Dakota War in Dakota Territory: Conflict & Memory on the Dakota Plains

Dakota War in Dakota Territory: Conflict & Memory on the Dakota Plains is a series of forums, convened in communities adjacent to significant sites of memory associated with the US-Dakota War of 1862-64 which will engage the public in discussion of the values and implications of this conflict for our historical memory and current situation.The events of 1862-64 were both destructive and formative in Dakota Territory. The Dakota War destroyed some peoples' ways of life, but not the peoples themselves. Their descendants on the northern plains inherit the legacies of this conflict and carry the historical memory of it. 

7:00 p.m., March 22, 2013
Sitting Bull College
Science & Technology Center Room 20/10
Fort Yates, ND
Mark Holman

7:00 p.m., March 23, 2013
Watford City High School Media Center
100 3rd St NE
Watford City, ND
Jan Dodge

7:00 p.m., April 5, 2013
Ellendale Opera House
55 Main St.
Ellendale, ND
Jeanette Robb-Ruenz

7:00 p.m., April 6, 2013
Lake Region Heritage Center
502 4th St NE
Devils Lake, ND
Kristin Wood

For general information on the program series, contact Tom Isern, Director of the NDSU Center for Heritage Renewal: (C) 701-799-2942 /

Statewide Press Release on Dakota War Programs
More Media Notices

Humanities Scholars for Dakota War Programs
Tamara St. John (archivist, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), presenter
Dennis Gill (elder, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), presenter
Richard Rothaus (CEO Trefoil Cultural & Environmental, research associate of the Center for Heritage Renewal), lead scholar
LaDonna Allard, Director, Standing Rock Tribal Tourism
Dennis Cooley, North Dakota State University, program moderator
Additional participants invited in specific communities

Sound Files - Program Previews
Tom Isern: The Humanities & the Dakota War
Richard Rothaus: 150 Years On
Tamara St. John: Our Elders Tell Us
Tamara St. John: Who We Are as a People
Richard Rothaus: Actors, Not Victims
Tom Isern: Humanities Scholars