Dakota in Exile: The Untold Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War (Iowa and the Midwest Experience) by Linda M. Clemmons
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13,6 Mb
Overview: Robert Hopkins was a man caught between two worlds. As a member of the Dakota Nation, he was unfairly imprisoned, accused of taking up arms against U.S. soldiers when war broke out with the Dakota in 1862. However, as a Christian convert who was also a preacher, Hopkins’s allegiance was often questioned by many of his fellow Dakota as well. Without a doubt, being a convert-and a favorite of the missionaries-had its privileges. Hopkins learned to read and write in an anglicized form of Dakota, and when facing legal allegations, he and several high-ranking missionaries wrote impassioned letters in his defense. Ultimately, he was among the 300-some Dakota spared from hanging by President Lincoln, imprisoned instead at Camp Kearney in Davenport, Iowa, for several years. His wife, Sarah, and their children, meanwhile, were forced onto the barren Crow Creek reservation in Dakota Territory with the rest of the Dakota women, children, and elderly. In both places, the Dakota were treated as novelties, displayed for curious residents like zoo animals.
Historian Linda Clemmons examines the surviving letters from Robert and Sarah; other Dakota language sources; and letters from missionaries, newspaper accounts, and federal documents. She blends both the personal and the historical to complicate our understanding of the development of the Midwest, while also serving as a testament to the resilience of the Dakota and other indigenous peoples who have lived in this region from time immemorial.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Dungeon Desolation (The Divine Dungeon #4) by Dakota Krout
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 295 MB
Overview: The penultimate installment of Dakota Krout’s best-selling Divine Dungeon series!
The necromantic armies are on the warpath and nowhere is safe. Even the presumed sanctuary of the floating dungeon controlled by Cal is threatened! The leadership of nearly all the sentient monarchies has been wiped out, and only the races most suited to repelling the advancing darkness have an intact chain of command.
Cal learns quickly that the most pressing threat is not the far-off war, but is instead those entrusted with the general population’s protection. As it turns out, the idea of having a flying dungeon for your people is very tempting indeed….
Dale has been facing his trials and tribulations better than anyone else could have hoped for, but when the war takes a turn for the worse, his duties are forcibly assumed by another. Since his only chance at survival is painful and rigorous advancement, Dale must learn if his strength of will can develop into strength alone. If not, the world itself may be at risk.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy
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Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 300 MB
Overview: For eons, conquering dungeons has been probably the most environment friendly approach to change into a powerful adventurer. Though not all the pieces is as easy because it appears. A number of questions have at all times plagued the minds of those that enter these legendary locations of energy: why are there so many monsters? The place do the superb weaponry and heavy gold cash come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies?
Cal has all the solutions to those age-old questions, for a quite simple cause. He’s a Dungeon Coronary heart, a soul compelled towards his will right into a magical stone. After a number of lonely years, Cal was in a position to regain sentience, permitting him to type new reminiscences whereas slowly rising a dungeon round himself. With assist from a buddy, Cal realized easy methods to create monsters and traps, growing his energy and dimension shortly.
When a menace to his existence rears its head, Cal decides that he’ll do something to remain alive and change into stronger. Sadly for treasure-seekers, the quickest manner for Cal to realize his aim…is to eat anybody that enters his depths.
Style: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
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