Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Due to COVID-19, this presentation will take place virtually. The event will be hosted through Zoom, a video conferencing site. No account is required to view the presentation.
Join the Dakota County Historical Society for our monthly book club, "Books From Our Shelves."
June's book is "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend" by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin.
The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud's powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of our nation's most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.
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Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email closer to the date will be sent containing the link and passcode for joining the event.
We are offering this program free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the loss of revenue we are experiencing through cancelled in-person events. These donations will allow us to continue operating a high level and continue to provide presentations like this in the future.
This event is made possible by the Union Pacific Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant.