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Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life

September 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

at BURRIS PARK – 200 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Join us as historian Jane Lamm Carroll discusses her biography of Daybreak Woman, an Anglo-Dakota woman whose life spanned nearly a century of astonishing change. Born at a trading post on the Minnesota River in 1810, Daybreak Woman spent the first five decades of her life nurtured and respected in a thriving multiethnic society. But in the last forty years of the nineteenth century, she lived to see this way of life nearly destroyed by colonization, poverty, disease, starvation, and the forced exile of Dakota and Euro-Dakota people from Minnesota after the US–Dakota War of 1862. Daybreak Woman and her children survived and endured to rebuild their lives as Anglo-Dakota people in an anti-Indian world.

Jane Lamm Carroll is professor of history and women’s studies at St. Catherine University.

Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Valley Booksellers.
Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life is also available from the Minnesota Historical Society Shop

This event is free and held outdoors at Burris Park. Please bring a chair or blanket if you can as only limited seating is available.
BURRIS PARK – 200 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Please follow current MN Dept. of Health and CDC guidelines regarding masking and distancing.

In event of bad weather, visit marinecommunitylibrary.org for notice of postponement.


September 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm