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Telling the story of the settlers

February 10, 2013

To the editor: Thank you to a previous writer for bringing up the friendly Indians, who were called “traitors,” had their homes and possessions burned and their lives threatened in 1862, and are......

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Feb-11-13 8:14 AM

Wow..amazing that so many were not taught the settlers typically, it was only the dominant culture's story that was taught. Quite amazing that all those disagree people has such a poor school system. Even my children were taught about it. However, the teacher was ignorant and taught them about what a"squaws" role was. Sad.

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Feb-10-13 7:57 PM

I was never taught about the events of 1862 at all in school. Learned about it from visiting Fort Ridgley when I was a kid. Didn't even know we had family involvement until I read "The Minnesota" by Evan Jones. We DID learn what "wonderful" leaders Ramsey, Sibley, et al, were...government cover up, apparently.

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Feb-10-13 5:10 PM

Sine when DON'T we know the settlers story?? We were taught it all of our school years.

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Feb-10-13 1:25 PM

Jan, you are doing a great job in telling our story! Thanks for all the work you guys have done on your site. I agree, Matt did a great job in his letter to the Journal!

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