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Dakota Family History Research Guide: Books


Dakota at Brule, South Dakota, ca. 1915.

These are some of the many books related to Dakota genealogy in the MNHS Library. To find more, search the library catalog by subject headings such as:

Dakota Indians -- Biography;

Dakota Indians -- Genealogy -- Sources, etc.

Native American Genealogical Sourcebook, edited by Paula K. Byers.
New York, NY: Gale Research, 1995.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E98.G44 N37 1995

550 Dakota Verbs, compiled and edited by Harlan LaFontaine (Sunkmanitu Hotanka) and Neil McKay (Cantemaza).
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004.
MNHS call number: Reading Room PM1022.L34 2004, also available for purchase

A Dakota-English Dictionary, by Stephen Return Riggs.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992.
MNHS call number: PM1023.R55 1992, also available for purchase

Dakota Grammar: With Texts and Ethnography, by Stephen R. Riggs.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004.
MNHS call number: Reading Room PM 1021.R48 2004, also available for purchase 

Dakota Identity in Minnesota, 1820-1995 by Carolyn Ruth Anderson. 
Thesis, Indiana University, 1997.
MNHS call number: E99 .D1 A47 1997

The Dakota or Sioux in Minnesota as They Were in 1834, by Samuel W. Pond.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1986.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E99 .M435 P66 1986

An English-Dakota Dictionary, by John P. Williamson 
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992.
MNHS call number: Reading Room PM1023.W62 1992, also available for purchase

The Flandrau Papers: Treasure Trove for Mixed Blood Dakota Indian Genealogy, by Mary Bakeman
Roseville, MN: Park Genealogical Books, 1997.
MNHS call number: E99.D1 F56 1997 

History of the Santee Sioux: United States Indian Policy on Trial, by Roy W. Meyer.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E99.S22 M4 1993

Kinsmen of another kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1650-1862, by Gary Clayton Anderson. 
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1997.
MNHS call number: E99.D1 A48 1997, also available for purchase

Lower Sioux Community: Past and Present History, by Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota.
Morton, MN: The Community, 1993.
MNHS call number: E99.D1 L785 1993

Mdewakanton Dakota Women: Active Participants in Mdewakantonwan Cultural Transformations, 1860-1900, by Barbara Yvonne Feezor.
Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994.
MNHS call number: E99.M435 F44 1994

The Mystic Lake Sioux: Sociology of the Mdewakantonwan Santee, by Ruth Landes.
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E99.M435 L3

Remember This!: Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives, by Waziyatawin Angela Wilson.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: E99.D1 W83 2005

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