• American Bible Society, On Woyakapi.

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    American Bible Society, On Woyakapi
    • Date
    • 1880 - 1890
    • Creator
    • Dickinson, S. W.
    • Description
    • This short tract in the Dakota language describes the American Bible Society, founded in 1816. The Santee Normal Training School instructed Dakota children in the Dakota language. These children came from families who were removed from Minnesota to N... more
      This short tract in the Dakota language describes the American Bible Society, founded in 1816. The Santee Normal Training School instructed Dakota children in the Dakota language. These children came from families who were removed from Minnesota to Nebraska after the U.S.-Dakota War in 1863. Reverend A.L. Riggs founded the school in 1870 as an academy to train Native teachers. The school developed a printing press in 1871 and produced many materials in the Dakota language. less
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    • This document may be reproduced and used freely for educational purposes without written permission. However, to use the digital reproductions for any other reason, users must have the express written consent of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, 2115 ... more
      This document may be reproduced and used freely for educational purposes without written permission. However, to use the digital reproductions for any other reason, users must have the express written consent of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, 2115 Cliff Drive, Eagan, MN 55122. less
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    • Minnesota Digital Library; Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2115 Cliff Drive, Eagan, MN 55122
    • Contributing Institution
    • Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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    • http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15160coll10/id/604

The first translation of any portion of the Bible into the Dakota language was published in 1839, and the first complete Bible was produced in 1879. Seen here is a short tract on Christianity in the Dakota language that was produced by the American Bible Society in the 1880s for Dakota children at the Santee Normal Training School in Santee, Nebraska. Christianity was part of a series of Western challenges to Native lifeways in the 19th century, since Native religion is so integral to Native culture.