Edina resident Bruce Kohn was intrigued when he heard stories of his wife's ancestor Henry Sibley, a fur trader who served as Minnesota's first governor. The more he heard about the man's first wife, a Dakota woman, and her daughter Helen, the more questions he had.
He spent the last two decades digging into historical records to flesh out the story, which has now been published as "Dakota Child, Governor's Daughter: The Life of Helen Hastings Sibley."
The book is sold at the Edina History Museum gift shop for $15. Please call the museum at 612-928-4577 or email me to check inventory if you want multiple copies. Bruce lives nearby and can personalize signed copies, upon request.
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