An interesting perspective on Dakota life and culture through the eyes of a settler,Mary Henderson Eastman, the wife of Captain Seth Eastman, stationed at Fort Snelling during the early days of the colony (1840s). Certainly , she evidences many of the prejudices of the European settlers of that region, but is more accepting and open-minded than many.  (History)

Eastman,Mary H.
Afton Historical Society Press
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