Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Dakota Language Oral History Project

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Project Overview

Recipient: Dakota Wicohan

To conduct oral history interviews with the few remaining Dakota-as-a-first language speakers.  In July 2011, KARE-TV featured the project as part of its "Land of 10,000 Stories" series. 

Project Details

To conduct oral history interviews with the few remaining Dakota-as-a-first language speakers.

Fund Availability:

04/01/2010 - 10/01/2010

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

Appropriation Language
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

Funding Amount: $50,000

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $8,980

Project Manager

Teresa Peterson

149 E. Hwy 212, PO Box 7
Granite Falls, MN 56241

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Dakota Wicohan

Funding Amount: $50,000

Appropriation Years: 2010

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Yellow Medicine

MN Senate District: 20

MN House District: 20B

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