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ON FERTILE GROUND
Travel back in time to what was once known as Big Bend Country in southwestern North Dakota and experience firsthand the challenges and triumphs of pioneers from 1873 to 1899.
In his latest work, On Fertile Ground, author Larry Lee Kruckenberg reimagines their lives, based on real historical accounts. Kruckenberg’s personal connection to the region is evident in the authentic and vivid details that populate these tales. From conflicts involving Native Americans to the struggles of homesteading to the arrival of European immigrants, these stories capture the spirit of the era and the resilience of the people who lived it.
This unique collection of stories is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the northern Great Plains – particularly Dakota Territory – and is a testament to the power of storytelling to keep the past alive. Kruckenberg’s previous books, which delve into his own family history, have been widely praised for their insight and empathy, and this collection is sure to be no exception.