A County Divided
Dakota County, MN, in the Civil and Dakota Wars
Dakota County, Minnesota, was "a house divided against itself" during the Civil and Dakota Wars. The county, with its unassimilated ethnic, cultural, and politically diverse groups became a battleground of differing attitudes, values, and beliefs. Having voted the Democratic ticket into power since statehood, Dakota County's elected state representatives were in continual opposition to the values of the governing Republican Party.
A County Divided is a detailed narrative told through the media of the time - politically divided newspapers and other contemporary historical documents - whose accounts were true to life.
- Authors: David M. Schreier, Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz
- Publisher: Dakota County Historical Society (2017)
- Format: Hardcover, 279 pages, numerous b&w photos and illustrations, index
David M. Schreier, a former trustee of the Dakota County Historical Society, is a lifelong resident of Dakota County. A self-described "student" of the county's history, he has researched and written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and several Dakota County HIstroical Society publications. H earned degrees in communication at Winona State University.
Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz is a researcher, historian, author, and consultant living in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Her published works include The Dakota Indian Internment Camp at Fort Snelling, 1862-1864, as well as numerous journal articles and reviews. Ms. Monjeau-Marz credits her love of studying history to her rich family heritage and the gifts inherited from each and all - of Dakota, French-Canadian, and American- ancestors.