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Oral Histories

Oral histories provide valuable information to historians that they cannot get from written texts. These usually candid interviews allow for individuals who either lived through historic events or had stories passed down to them to share their stories. As you listen to these audio clips of oral histories with descendents of Dakota and European Americans involved in the war, think about how the events of 1862 affected these people and their perspectives on the war.


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Fort Snelling Classroom Project: Interview with Robert Beussman, Clip 1


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Fort Snelling Classroom Project: Interview with Joan Pendleton, Clip 1


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Fort Snelling Classroom Project: Interview with George Glotzbach, Clip 1


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Fort Snelling Classroom Project: Interview with Elden Lawrence, Clip 1


Memories of War U.S. Military Non-Combatants Dakota "Peace Party" Dakota Soldiers