Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past


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$19.95  $18.55
Borealis Books
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Diane Wilson (Dakota) is a writer, speaker, and editor who has published two award-winning nonfiction books, as well as a novel and numerous essays. She received a 2013 Bush Foundation Fellowship as well as awards from Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the East Central Regional Arts Council. Wilson is the Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes and organizations working to create sovereign food systems for Native people. She is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.


With graceful, clear-eyed prose, Diane Wilson writes her way home. Spirit Car is a generous honor song, raised in celebration of ancestors history too often forgets.
--Susan Power, author of The Grass Dancer and Roofwalker

This is a moving and poignant tale about the anguish of colonialism and the insidious way it has worked to separate Indigenous Peoples from our roots. Yet within this devastating account also emerges a powerful and uplifting story about returning home.
--Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, author of Remember This! Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives

Diane Wilson had to convince her relatives to tell these moving stories, and now she is determined that they not be forgotten, for 'we are the sum of those who have come before us.'

Winner of the 2007 Minnesota Book Award.
Selected for the 2012 One Minneapolis One Read program.