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Dakota 38 Extra Credit In Dakota 38 , I recognized a theme of cultural persistence, one of the Seven Essential Understandings. Cultural persistence is the idea of maintaining core aspects of a culture against the onslaught of colonization. In 1862, thirty eight Dakota tribal members were hanged after months of battles against the United States Army. Dakota 38 tells the stories of the ancestors who travel 330 miles from South Dakota to Minnesota to commemorate those who were murdered by the U.S. Army in the largest government ordered massacre in history. Along the way, share their stories to both native and non-native communities who house and provide food for them as they trudge through the cold and blizzards. By sharing their stories, they spread tales of resilience and
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