Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tomorrow is August 1, the month the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862 descended upon the state of Minnesota in all its fury. This is the sesquicentennial year. Also available as a nook book and as a Google ebook.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Uprising-ebook/dp/B002HWSX12/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Biography of Henry Sibley describing the Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict

 "In that moment when (Minnesota's) citizens were congratulating each other at being so far removed from the scene of civil war, a merciless and furious enemy perfected a plan of marvelous secrecy, which, in an instant, let loose upon her unsuspecting settlers almost a thousand warriors of the most warlike of all the Indian tribes upon the continent, reveling in a carnival of indiscriminate and cruel butchery, killing men, women, and children, saving only girls of tender years, and comely females, to minister to their brutal appetites." - Biography of Henry Hasting Sibley describing the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Sioux-Uprising/dp/0615247962/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just back from Paddlefish Days in Madison Lake MN. 3 copies sold at full retail with 40% donated to Paddlefish days. Old Toby Ryker was there in person and dressed in buckskins and leggings. Had several lively discussions with the locals on the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, a fascinating topic.

2012 is the sesquicentennial year.


http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Uprising-ebook/dp/B002HWSX12/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Friday, July 27, 2012

August 17th is just around the corner. Are you ready?

2012 is the 150th anniversary of Minnesota's Great Sioux Uprising.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Indians are getting restless out there on the rez...

2012 is the sesquicentennial year of Minnesota's Sioux Uprising of 1862.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Sioux-Uprising/dp/0615247962/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict Timeline

This day in history, 161 years ago, the treaty referred to below was signed with the Sioux. In accordance with the treaty, the Sioux gave up almost 24 million acres called the Siouxland so the Minnesota Territory could open the area up to settlement. This act started the chain of events that led to statehood for Minnesota in 1858, and the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, 11 years later.

July 23, 1851 - In the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, Two bands of Dakota cede to the U.S. lands in southwestern portions of the Minnesota Territory (as well as portions of Iowa and South Dakota) for $1.665 million in cash and annuities.

Read the story in one of several formats including ebook  at the link below.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thank you

Thank you for your continuing support of this title. It is appreciated. This is the sesquicentennial year.

Little Crow's warriors are getting restless. They are fed up with the starvation and disease heaped upon them by the federal government because of broken treaties. Reservation life is foreign to their nomadic lifestyle. All hell is about to break loose.

2012 is the sesquicentennial year of Minnesota's great Sioux Uprising of 1862. Read the story here.


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

Ebook exclusive to Amazon Kindle Select. Kindle prime users read free. 2012 is the 150th anniversary of Minnesota's Sioux Uprising of 1862.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Uprising-ebook/dp/B002HWSX12/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

The war is about to begin.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Great Sioux Uprising. The war is about to begin.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

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Same promo, different edition. This is the trade paperback edition, not the hardcover collectors edition.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

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This is a short promo video for Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising. All editions are available at Amazon

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

Who is Toby Ryker?

Thousands of readers from around the globe have asked me who Toby Ryker is. Well, in truth, not thousands, but 2 or three folks have asked me that. The thousands is where the fiction comes in.

Toby Ryker is a fictional half Indian half British character featured in the three novels "Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising," "Toby Ryker," and "Deadwood Days." He's a versatile character who has been a military scout, fur trader and trapper, hangman, husband and father, gold miner, alcoholic and drifter. He's a typical frontiersman of the 1800's West. He's also my alter ego and I dress up in buckskins like he does when giving presentations. Might as well have my schizophrenia work for me rather than against me.

Ryker leads the reader through many adventures on the frontier. He's a friendly guy who interacts easily with other characters both historical and fictional and freely offers his personal interpretation of the events he gets caught up in. He's typical "Minnesota nice" and could well be a character from Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon except that the era is not the same.

Let Toby Ryker be your guide through Minnesota's Great Sioux Uprising, or Dakota Conflict as it is known, which happened in 1862 during the Civil War. You'll find him in various formats at the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Sioux-Uprising/dp/0615247962/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blood on the Prairie A Novel of the Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

 Minnesota's bloody Dakota Conflict of 1862, or Sioux Uprising as it is also called, resulted in the most civilian deaths in an Indian war and the largest mass execution in US history. 2012 is the sesquicentennial year. Read it in various formats at the link below. Kindle Prime members read free.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Uprising-ebook/dp/B002HWSX12/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blood on the Prairie- A Novel of the Sioux Uprising

 I'm getting more of a url link by signing in at Amazon rather than at Amazon KDP. Go figure!

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Blood on the Prairie A Novel of the Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

 The last post did not work properly. Let's try this one. 2012 is the year!

At least on my computer you must scroll over the link below then right click to open. Let me know if it doesn't work.

Kindle edition is exclusive to Amazon and free to prime members.

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Exclusive to Amazon Kindle, and prime members read free from the lending library. 2012 is the year!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

New read link

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Blood on the Prairie A Novel of the Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

 Conversation between Henry Sibley, Commander of the Indian Expedition, and Toby Ryker. They are in the mess tent at St. Peter with other officers after the Sioux massacre.

"You feel strongly about this, don't you, sir?" Ryker said.
"Yes, I do."
"I do too, because I'm half Chippewa, you know."
"With your red hair, i never would have guessed it. I had you pegged to be a Swede."
"Yah-shure, by golly, you betcha," Ryker said, laughing. "Lots of folks mistake me for a Swede, but I'm half Indian and half British."
"Which half is which?"
"Huh?"
"You said you're half Indian, half British." This time it was Sibley who  had a twinkle in his eye. "Which half is which?"
"Aw, shucks, sir, now you're teasing me," Ryker said, blushing. "But I guess the honest answer is I'm British on the outside and Indian on the inside."
This apparently wasn't the response Sibley was expecting because he sobered quickly and studied the scout for a moment. "That is a very interesting observation."

Read the story at the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Sioux-Uprising/dp/0615247962/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

 The story of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances who coped with life as best they could.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Siouxs Uprising, Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

Description of the Sioux Uprising by Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley and Toby Ryker (fictitious chief scout for the Sixth Minnesota):

"...it was an epoch of the most inhuman and remorseless butchery ever enacted upon the American continent. But remember, Ryker, there was nothing left for the Indians to do. Their wives and children were dead or dying for want of food. They were to die themselves, or exact, even at the cost of their own lives, a fire-lit, vengeful, bloody, and brutal atonement for all the wrongs inflicted upon them. And with the nation embroiled in the civil war, the time was opportune. Time at last makes all things even, so they say. As for Little Crow, he was but the conduit. If it hadn't been him, someone else would have taken his place."

Paraphrased from the biography of Henry H. Sibley. Read about it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Prairie-Novel-Sioux-Uprising/dp/0615247962/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341523099&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+on+the+Prairie

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sioux Uprising, Dakota Conflict, Americn Civil War

This is the 4th of July, hot, sultry, a great holiday to spend at the beach. 150 years ago today, things were heating up in the camp of Chief Little Crow on the Sioux Reservation in Minnesota. Sick and starving Dakota Sioux have been approached by sympathizers of the South in the American Civil War. They brought supplies and provisions and suggest  the Sioux create a diversion in far-off Minnesota to distract the Union Army from the battles of the American Civil War. All hell is about to break loose. Read all about it here.

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