MN Reads: "John Beargrease: Legend of the North Shore" by Daniel Lancaster

Jan 26, 2017

Twin Citian Daniel Lancaster and his family fell under the spell of John Beargrease over ten years ago when they began traveling north on vacations.

Anxious to learn more about the man behind the legend, Lancaster says he ended up writing the book he wanted to find, but couldn't.

Although the story is overflowing with anecdotes and photographs (and Lancaster says more flooded in after the book's publication in 2008), he says after all this time, it still breaks his heart that so little oral history, first hand history of John Beargrease remains, a souvenir of the American government's deliberate effort to destroy intergenerational continuity through the boarding school system.