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Grace at Spirit Lake
Colin Mustful
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Grace at Spirit Lake

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Along the wintry landscape of a pristine and hopeful frontier, tragedy struck and strife followed. Joseph Campbell is a thirty-one year old, mixed-breed interpreter who finds himself helplessly intertwined in the real life actions, events, and people of a harrowing, but largely unknown struggle in the history of Minnesota. Joseph grew up along the expanding western ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 23rd 2014 by Lulu Publishing Services
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Nov 28, 2014 Tracie rated it liked it
This account of the 1857 massacre at Spirit Lake, IA, is told from the perspective of Antione Joseph Campbell. Joseph had a unique perspective of these historical events as a translator for the US government. He had a view of both sides of the conflict with his heritage coming from both White and Native American parents. The author uses historical accounts to tell the story from mostly Joseph's conflicted point of view. I gave this 3 stars mostly because I found the recount confusing during the ...more
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Aug 17, 2016 Kathleen Pace rated it it was amazing
I've lived in Minnesota my entire life and never knew the history of what was done to the American Indians. This book told the story in an interesting way while also providing much needed education about the early days in Minnesota. Very well written!
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Colin Mustful is a Minnesota author and historian with an extensive background in Native American history. The author has studied the subjugation and extinguishment of the Native American as well as the reasoning and justifications for such actions by those who have sought to expel, erase, and destroy western indigenous cultures. One such work includes the author’s Master’s Thesis entitled, The ...more
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