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:

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



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.

Buy "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising"  in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:

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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.

Read "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:

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

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

Read the story in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:

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

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hawkins County Historical Fiction of 1970's Americana

Relive the 1970's with this novel loaded with the icons of the era and set in the heartland of America. Fun nostalgia featuring the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006TA38G8

Enjoy! Feedback always appreciated .




LeSueur County Pioneer Power Show this weekend, LeSueur MN

https://www.facebook.com/steven.ulmen/media_set?set=a.10212571346109504.1073741846.1559484788&type=3&notif_t=like&notif_id=1492884860333027


All this and more is for sale. I'm in the fire hall. Come on down!

Oh, by the way, I'll have copies of "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" for sale also. $15 per copy, with $5 on each sale donated to the LeSueur County Pioneer Power Show, a non-profit organization.

Monday, April 17, 2017

We had a visitor in the yard today.

There were two of them, but this one chased the other one off. Even among prey animals, I guess there's a pecking order.

Buy "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:

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