Join Candace Simar as she shares research and stories that put a face on the history of a violent and tumultuous time.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Civil War, or experience the clash of cultures between pioneers and Native Americans? Candace Simar’s book, Pomme de Terre, follows the lives of Serena and Gust Gustafson, a young couple struggling to survive in war-divided territory. The book also tells the story Birdie and Ragna Larson, two girls kidnapped by the Sioux during the uprising and later rescued by a Sioux brave. Pomme de Terre is a part of the award winning Abercrombie Trail series. In this talk, Candace will share her research and writing about Scandinavian immigrants during the tumultuous Civil War and the great Sioux Uprising of 1862. The stories shared in Pomme de Terre create a unique perspective for readers to explore. Candace’s extensive research for the Abercrombie Trail series, combined with powerful storytelling skills, draws readers into a violent and complex past. Join Candace as she puts a face on the history of the time.
Event Category: Presentations
Event Tags: American Indian, free, history, Native American, presentation, the West