A history not in the history books: “Bottineau Jig”

by paulinobrener on March 30, 2011

March 29, 2011

Choreographer and dance scholar Jane Peck has for the past 15 years been researching a time period that she says very few people know about. In the area around the Twin Cities, in the 20-30 years before the U.S.-Dakota War, it was normal for people to have blended marriages. “The people who lived it, they weren’t the people who wrote the history books,” she said.

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