The Children's Blizzard

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The Children's Blizzard

Author: David Laskin
Publisher: Harper
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 336
Cover Price: $ 14.99

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Drawing on family interviews and memoirs, as well as hundreds of contemporary accounts, here is a meticulous account of the blizzard of January 12, 1888, which killed some 500 settlers in Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota--many of them children lost on their way home from school.

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South Dakota was the site of bitter wars with the Indians before it became a state in 1889. Minnesota is the westernmost, and in winter the coldest, of the Great Lakes states.