- 5 years ago
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with guest Scott W. Berg, author of the new book: 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End. The book looks closely at the events within the context of the Civil War, the history of the Dakota people and the U.S.-Indian Wars. First Person Radio has had several authors on the program who have written about the 150th Anniversary of the U.S.- Dakota War. Here is another account that examines other events as the Dakota struggled to save their lands and their lives. Born and raised in St. Paul, Scott W. Berg is the author of two books, 38 Nooses (2012) and Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. (2007) He currently teaches nonfiction writing and literature at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and since 1999 he has been a regular contributor to the Washington Post.