Category Archives: Persis Skimmer Dentan

Life of a Legend – The Story of Jane Smith Williamson – Part VI

When Jane Williamson arrived at the new mission at Kaposia, she found herself living in a unique community. Although white settlement was not legally permitted on the west side of the Mississippi River in 1846, the land on the east … Continue reading

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The Story of Persis Skimmer Dentan

I have tried to tell the stories of the women of the Dakota Mission chronologically in the order in which they arrived in Minnesota or, in the case of the Dakota women, the day they became members of the mission … Continue reading

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