“…and the Mille Lacs who have no reservation…”
by Clarence Ralph Fitz
The book chronologically explains the bungling of the federal government as they attempted to be fair to the Indians while at the same time moving them out of the way of settlement. And it delves into the interaction between the Sioux and the Chippewa, including the joint attempt, in 1862, to kill all the white people in Minnesota, and how the result of that interaction affected Mille Lacs County, Minnesota and still does today.
The author has interwoven national and world events into the historical account to help the reader relate the happenings in Minnesota and Mille Lacs County to the rest of the new nation and the world. With the mention of local names and places the author brings a sense of reality to the documented history.
This book is extremely well documented with footnotes identifying specific archival records. Even the title, “… and the MILLE LACS who have no reservation…” is a direct quote of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1892. …………………Order online