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Painting the Dakota


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  • By: Marybeth Lorbiecki
  • Format: Softcover book; 104 pp; 9 x 10 in; 50 Color Illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press
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  • ISBN 1-890434-32-9
Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling
In Painting the Dakota we arrive with career army officer and artist Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling in February 1830. Dakota villages lined the banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Eastman came to know the Native people better than any other painter in America and captured in his art the details of their everyday life. The Eastman paintings in Painting the Dakota are recognized as the single most important source of information concerning Native American life in pre-territorial Minnesota.

"It is my hope that Painting the Dakota will inspire readers to learn more about Native Americans. In understanding more about this country's Native People, their successes, and struggles, perhaps we can eliminate the ignorance that often leads to racism directed at Native Americans." —Lori K. Crowchild, descendant of Seth Eastman and Wakaninajinwin

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Painting the Dakota