Mary B. Riggs



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History of the first 13 years of the Santee Normal Training School, written by one of the founders of the school. The Riggs family lived with and interacted with members of several indigenous groups while setting up and operating the school; the book records the traditions and customs of this with whom the Riggs' interacted.

Contains numerous images and drawings. Drawings were made by Reuben Dorian, a Santee student.

The book was printed by students at the Santee Normal Training School.

Content Warning: Contains period typical racism, violence, mentions of disease.

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Special Collections E97.6.S2 R5

Publication Date



Santee Normal Training School Press


Santee, Neb.


Santee Sioux Nation, smallpox, Yankton Sioux Nation, missions, "Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation", American Missionary Association, "Riggs, Alfred L. (Alfred Longley), 1837-1916", "Riggs, Mary B. Hatch (Mary Buel Hatch), 1840-1927", Santee Normal School


Indigenous Education | Missions and World Christianity | Native American Studies | United States History

Early Days at Santee



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