Colin Mustful book signing
Colin Mustful, a 2003 BLC alumnus, will be celebrating the release of his first book with a signing at Bethany’s Memorial Library on Tuesday, November 5 at 4 p.m. Thy Eternal Summer combines eyewitness accounts of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862 through the eyes of the son of an old missionary, Alfred Riggs. Mustful describes the book: "Alfred grew up among the Sioux Indians of the Minnesota River Valley and he developed a profound respect for their people and established a near kinship tie to their spokesman and leader, Little Crow. When war broke out in the summer of 1862, Alfred was torn between the safety of his family, friends, and counterparts, and his deep understanding and tolerance for the grievances and traditions of his Indian neighbors. As death, hate, greed, justice, and vengeance unfold before him, he is motivated by valor and a brazen struggle for peace that nearly leads to his death and alienates him from his father."