Sunday, September 10, 2017

http://www.fortbelmont.org/

Yesterday I had the honor of appearing with none other than President Abraham Lincoln at the cabin shown here on the grounds of Fort Belmont, Jackson, MN. Mister Lincoln was asked to present his famous Gettyburg Address which he performed flawlessly. We were at Fort Belmont to celebrate Pioneer Days, which closes the site for the season. We also discussed the Dakota Conflict of 1862, during which settlers in Jackson were killed and the remainder fled from the county, leaving it abandoned for three years. Our literature about the Dakota Conflict was offered for sale with a significant amount of each sale donated to Fort Belmont, a non-profit organization. We hope you can come and visit us next year.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pioneer Days at Fort Belmont, Jackson, MN, September 9-10, 2017

Come on down to Jackson MN this weekend and join in the fun. See above events. Fort Belmont is conveniently located adjacent to interstate 90 at Jackson, Minnesota.

While you are here, get your signed souvenir copy of the trade paperback "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising." Price $14.95. For every book sold, $5.00 will be donated to the support of Fort Belmont, a private non-profit organization.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

1862 Dakota Conflict: The Battle of Birch Coulee, September 2-3, 1862



The great Sioux uprising which began on August 17, 1862 at Acton continues to rage like wildfire across southern Minnesota. Colonel Henry Sibley, leading the Sixth Minnesota Regiment and volunteers, the Indian Expedition as it is called, is encamped at Fort Ridgley. He sends out a scouting party and burial detail today to the area known as Birch Coulee. The detail meets Little Crow's warriors who are en route to destroy Mankato and St. Peter like they had New Ulm several days ago. The battle of  Birch Coulee is underway.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Col. Henry Sibley's Description of the Horrors of the Dakota Conflict, August 1862


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4U_-p-WSE


From "The Ancestory, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley LL.D." the leader of the Indian Expedition against Chief Little Crow and his Dakota Sioux warriors.

August 2017 is the 155th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict, or Great Sioux Uprising as it was also called.

The Dakota Conflict caused the most civilian deaths in an Indian war in U.S. history. When it was over, 38 Sioux warriors were executed by hanging, by order of President Lincoln, at Mankato Minnesota on December 26, 1862. This remains the largest mass execution in U. S. history.

Read the entire story, all sides, homesteaders, military, and Sioux, in "Blood on the Prarie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" in the format of your choice at the link below:

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 1862 Dakota Conflict

August 1862, 155 years ago, was a dark time in Minnesota history. On the 17th of August, 4 Dakota Indian boys on a hunt stopped at Acton and killed five settlers. They then returned to their camp and confessed to the elders what they did. The elders, including Little Crow, the war chief pictured above, then decided to go to war against the settlers. Although Chief Little Crow knew the effort would be futile, he led his warriors into battle. (From Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, Pp. 42-45.) Thus began the great Sioux massacre, now known as the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Minneopa State Park Bison Refuge, Southern Minnesota

"Away, away, come away with me, where the grass grows wild, where the wind blows free."

You are in the bison refuge at Minneopa State Park near Mankato Minnesota USA. It is in full bloom and beautiful to behold on this hot and sultry July day. Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley, leader of the Indian Expedition, led his infantry through the landscape above during the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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We honor all victims of the Dakota Conflict.
We forgve the crimes committed by our ancestors. The slogan for the 150th anniversary memorial ride was "Forgive Everybody Everything."
We support afforts at reconciliation long-sought by both the white and Dakota cultures.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising

In August of 1862 during the American Civil War, the Dakota Conflict broke out in Minnesota. It caused the greatest loss of civilian life in an Indian war in U.S. history. When it was over, 38 Sioux warriors were executed by hanging at Mankato MN, my home town. This remains the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

"A novel of clashing cultures fought out in the closing decades of the 19th century, this is western historical fiction at its best and recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections." - Midwest Book Review

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007O2AMX2

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