Mary Wingerd's 'North Country' lets t...

Mary Wingerd's 'North Country' lets the voices of the Indians be heard

There are 1 comment on the TwinCities.com story from May 1, 2010, titled Mary Wingerd's 'North Country' lets the voices of the Indians be heard. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

"When I was growing up, I never had any sense that Indians were part of the heritage of Minnesota," says historian Mary Wingerd, a fifth-generation St.

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Gilbert

Wahpeton, ND

#1 May 10, 2010
What an inane way to end a work of scholarship: "North Country" ends with an epilogue in which Wingerd points out that Minnesota Indians did not "disappear," that thousands are living today in Minnesota."

This epilogue does not tell the reader anything new - in fact, it is rather insulting to tell the readers something that is quite obvious.(What would the professor tell a student who wrote a paper with such an obvious conclusion?) Who doesn't know that there are Native Americans still living in Minnesota? Perhaps the author should actually interview some Native Americans (if she did not) if she wants to write about a part of history that has not already been told. After all, we are still out there.

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