U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with William Beane

Transcript (PDF)


Titles U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with William Beane
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: William Beane was born in Flandreau, South Dakota on November 27, 1943 to Sidney and Lillian Beane. William lived in Flandreau, South Dakota at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up Dakota, Dakota language, holiday celebrations, traditional foods (fry bread), Dakota in White world, interracial ancestry, treaties, Fort Snelling, Red Wing, Mendota, Fort Ridgely, remembering 1862.
Quantity 1 digital file
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:36:36 running time
Creation Interviewer: Locke, Deborah
Interviewee: Beane, William
Made in: Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota, United States
Subjects Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dates Content: 06/27/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers (Library Call Number)
AV2011.45.50 (Accession Number)
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project'


This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

User Comments

  • Dr. Gretchen Eick on September 2, 2013 12:37:18 PM
    Mr. Beane is a true scholar of Dakota history. More extensive interviews with him are important to collecting this history. He was most helpful to me in my research on the Dakota War, giving invaluable insight ton his Great Uncle Charles Ohiyesa Eastman.

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description


Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.