East Side Freedom Library Presents: The Dakota People (Anwatin)
Adult Enrichment / Academic -
Adult Enrichment Spring/Summer 2021
Before Europeans and European-descended people arrived in this region, it was home to the Dakota people. In the early 19th century, as newcomers arrived, they interacted with the indigenous people. Who were the Dakota and how did they live?
Eastside Freedom Library inspires solidarity, advocacy for justice and works towards equity for all. Sessions led by Peter Rachleff, Professor of History Emeritus at Macalester College and Co-Executive Director.
Peter taught U.S. History at Macalester College from 1982-2012, and he was chairperson of the History Department in the late 1990s, and the Faculty Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Peter has also taught at Metro State University and the University of Minnesota. He is the author of BLACK LABOR IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, 1865-1890, and HARD-PRESSED IN THE HEARTLAND: THE HORMEL STRIKE AND THE FUTURE OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the President of the Working Class Studies Association. In October 2017, the Walter Reuther Library and the North American Labor History Conference gave him the Nat Weinberg Award for lifetime achievement in labor history. Peter donates his salary as Co-Executive Director.