Dakota Life in the Upper Midwest
Pond's work, first published in 1908, is now considered a classic. Gary Clayton Anderson's introduction discusses Pond's career and the effects of his background on this work, "unrivaled today for its discussion of Dakota material culture and social, political, religious, and economic institutions."
SAMUEL W. POND (1808-91) was born in New Preston, Connecticut, and served as a Presbyterian missionary to the Dakota Indians in Minnesota for twenty years.
GARY CLAYTON ANDERSON, a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, is the author of Little Crow, Spokesman for the Sioux and Kinsmen of Another Kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1650-1862 and coeditor of Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862
Previously published under the title The Dakota or Sioux in Minnesota As They Were in 1834 (ISBN 0-87351-193-X).
Introduction by Gary Clayton Anderson
Praise for Dakota Life in the Upper Midwest:
"An ethnographic gold mine . . . indispensable." -- Ethnohistory
"A valuable and readable discussion." -- Plains Anthropologist
"Pond's insight is remarkable . . . [displays] impressive cultural awareness." -- Religious Studies Review