Iowa History Book Club

Iowa History Book Club

Dec 01, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D


To commemorate Iowa’s 175th year of statehood, the State Historical Society of Iowa invites you to take a deep dive into some of the best books about Iowa’s fascinating history. Join Andrew Klumpp, editor of The Annals of Iowa, and a guest author every three months for a lively, online discussion about each book.

This is a virtual event. Space is limited and registration is required. Join us in Meeting Room D, or pre-register here to view it from home via ZOOM. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

Robert Hopkins was a man caught between two worlds. As a member of the Dakota Nation, he was accused of taking up arms against U.S. soldiers when war broke out with the Dakota in 1862. However, as a Christian convert and preacher, Hopkins’ allegiance was often questioned by his fellow Dakota. His personal and professional connections spared him from execution after the 1862 dispute, but he was unfairly imprisoned in Davenport, Iowa, while his family was forced onto a reservation in Dakota Territory.

Hosted by Andrew Klumpp and Linda Clemmons.