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Historical stories are a crucial part of When Rivers Were Trails and over thirty Indigenous writers contributed to them. Players can unlock historical and traditional stories during the game.

List of Historical Stories

Written by Elizabeth LaPensée

  • Sawyer
The Nelson Act of 1889 in Minnesota gave non-Native settlers the right to divide up Native land
  • White Earth
  • Cree

Written by Korii Northrup

  • Oneida
  • Berries
  • Indian Market
  • Hunting Party

Written by Jo Tallchief

  • Jingle Dress
  • Nelson Act
  • Cousins (with Li Boyd)
  • Nishkadizi
  • Ma'iingan
  • Intertribal
  • Asemaa

Written by Nokomis Paiz

  • Relocation
  • Broken Treaty
  • Red Lake
  • Two-Spirit
  • Ceded Land

Written by Travis McKay Roberts

  • Pembina
  • Negotiation
  • Black Hills
  • Traditional Foods
  • Eagle Star
  • Last Vestiges
  • Ghost Dance

Written by Li Boyd

  • Sugar Bush
  • Cousins (with Jo Tallchief)

Written by E.M. Knowles

  • Fort Berthold
  • Burnings
  • Boarding School
  • Children
  • Illness
  • Fort Peck

Written by Trevino Brings Plenty

  • Heyoka
  • Owls
  • Cheyenne River
  • Deadwood

Written by Carl Petersen

  • Indian Police
  • Sitting Bull
  • Buffalo
  • Greasy Grass

Written by Adrian Jawort

  • Fort Robinson
  • Cows
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