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.
Click for the original review.
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.