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Joseph Hancock

Title: Working at the School in Red Wing
Type: Book
Date: 1905
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: In this section of Hancock's article, he talks about his work at the school in Red Wing and his efforts to learn the Dakota language.
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Working at the School in Red Wing

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  1. Hancock considered learning the Dakota language an important part of his work. What does this suggest to us about Hancock?



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  2. Hancock says that he purchased a hand bell to call the children to school. Why would this be necessary?



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  3. What other method did Hancock use to encourage students to attend school?



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  4. Why do you think Hancock would have written down Dakota words and their English meanings?



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