Title page for ETD etd-07262011-095918

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Fischer, Daniel
URN etd-07262011-095918
Title 'Fierce Winds and a Blank Whiteness': The Culture of Dakota Winter, 1870-1915
Degree Master of Arts
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thorp, Daniel B. Committee Chair
Barrow, Mark V. Jr. Committee Member
Shumsky, Neil Larry Committee Member
  • blizzards
  • Dakota Territory
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • winter
Date of Defense 2011-07-25
Availability unrestricted
This thesis argues that accommodation to winter was an important – though not the only – response of early Dakotans to the annual challenges and hazards of winter. It examines first the challenges of winter, then what Dakotans did to protect themselves from and even profit from the season, then the ways that Dakotans spoke in positive ways about their winters or, using winter, themselves.
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