Monthly Archives: June 2013

More About Margaret and Some Thoughts on The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters

Margaret Poage Williamson is the first of the Dakota Soul Sisters I wrote about. You can click on her name on the right and go to the three entries about her remarkable life. I mention in her story that all … Continue reading

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But What If We Just Don’t Like Someone???

Historians, researchers and authors, particularly those who focus on a relatively limited cast of characters, often form very personal opinions about the historic figures who populate their work. Sometimes we bring pre-conceived notions to the people we study because of … Continue reading

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Julia Speaks – A Letter from Julia Eggleston Stevens to her sister Cordelia Eggleston Pond

It has been a great pleasure to connect with the Major, a descendant of Jedediah Stevens, who has been sharing various never-before-published letters from his family collection. The following letter brings to life the voice of Julia Eggleston Stevens, Jedediah’s … Continue reading

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