Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising

This is the year. 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Sioux Uprising, and Colonel Henry Sibley described it best.
“On the morning of Monday, August 18th, 1862, as if a volcano filled with lava and blood had suddenly discharged its contents upon the earth, the Sioux massacre burst upon the breast of Minnesota, terrific and unexampled, covering her soil with the blood of her children, and, amid horrors of devastation and death, spreading anguish and consternation on every side. The very hour when, dreaming of “Peace and Safety,” sudden destruction came.” – Biography of Col. Henry Hastings Sibley, Commander of the Indian Expedition.


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