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Third Series, Vol. 80, No. 2, Spring 2021
"Sports for the Liberal Arts: Reimagining Iowa’s Small Colleges, 1921–1939"
Brian M. Ingrassia
Ingrassia contends that during the 1920s and 30s, Iowa’s small colleges were a part of a group of higher education institutions that believed that college activities, especially athletics, had to fulfill pedagogical rather than commercial purposes. Through extensive research in newspapers, speeches, and college archives, he demonstrates that these schools aimed to compete against those that similarly prioritized athletics and upheld the primacy of institutions increasingly called liberal arts colleges.
"Inkpaduta in Iowa: Dakota Decline, Dispossession, and Erasure"
Kevin T. Mason
Mason examines the long history of the Dakota in Iowa, dating back centuries before Inkpaduta’s well-known attack on the white settlements at Spirit Lake in 1857. Combining environmental, Indigenous, and early American history, he argues that by recognizing and understanding how the Dakota lived in Iowa and how individuals, including Inkpaduta, sought to navigate a rapidly changing world historians will better reconcile, honor, and understand the extensive legacy of the Dakota in Iowa’s history.
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