History Revealed: Daybreak Woman
July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jane Lamm Carroll
History Revealed Series
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library
Live presentation on Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting, register on Zoom here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For questions, please email email@example.com
A remarkable woman’s life spans nearly a century of peace, invasion, war, exile, return, and astonishing change.Join us as historian Jane Lamm Carroll share her extraordinary work, Daybreak Woman. Daybreak Woman, also known as Jane Anderson Robertson, was born at a trading post on the Minnesota River in 1810 and lived for ninety-two years in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada, and South Dakota. The daughter of an Anglo- Canadian trader and a Scots-Dakota woman, she witnessed seismic changes. For her first five decades, Daybreak Woman was nurtured and respected in the multi-ethnic society that thrived for generations in the region. But in the last forty years of the nineteenth century, this way of life was swamped and nearly annihilated as the result of Euro-American colonization and the forced exile of most Dakota and Euro-Dakota people from Minnesota after the US–Dakota War of 1862. Dakota and Euro-Dakota people struggled to reestablish their communities in the face of racial violence, injustice, calls for their mass extermination, abject poverty, disease, starvation, and death. Daybreak Woman and her children survived these cataclysmic events and endured to rebuild their lives as Anglo- Dakota people in an anti-Indian world. In this extraordinary biography, historian Jane Lamm Carroll uses the life of one mixed-heritage woman and her family as a window into American society, honoring the past’s complexity and providing insights into the present.
“Daybreak Woman, a gripping American drama, is history made real.” CHOICE
Available November 2020 from Minnesota Historical Society
$18.95 paper, ISBN: 978-1-68134-166-8256 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 20 b/w photos, notes, index, bibliography $9.99 e-book, ISBN: 978-1-68134-167-5
Making Minnesota: Natives, Settlers, Migrants, and Immigrants
The Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library, the Ramsey County Roseville Library and other community organizations, will present a series of programs and events during 2022 that will center on the experiences of indigenous people, African Americans, and immigrants in Ramsey County from the 1800s through the current day. programs which focus on the too often lost, erased, forgotten or misrepresented histories and stories of Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. We expect these presentations to enrich and complicate our understanding of the development of the county and the state that we call home.