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Beneath the Same Stars: Fictionalizing the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War

Beneath the Same Stars by Phyllis Cole-Dai

Event Details

In this multimedia presentation, author Phyllis Cole-Dai will share some of the stories behind her writing of Beneath the Same Stars, a novel of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 (One Sky Press, 2018). Based on actual events, the book is seen through the eyes of Sarah Wakefield, an infamous survivor of the uprising.

During the presentation, the author will lead the audience on a journey from a family cemetery in a dense woods of North Kingstown, Rhode Island; to the ruins of the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls, Minnesota; to the kitchen table of a Dakota elder in Peever, South Dakota. A largely forgotten history that still haunts this region of the country will be explored along the way.

This event is open to the public and members of the campus community.

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hilton M. Briggs Library , Archives Room 241

Building Access Directions

Elevator access is available to Archives, located on the upper level.

Parking Information

Free parking is available to the north of the library in Lot 164.

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