Sunday, December 30, 2012

I hope your Christmas was splendid.

It is nice to pause from the bookselling business once in a while to connect with you personally, dear reader. You have been very generous to me in 2012 and for that I thank you. To those who have wronged you, I borrow from the Dakota slogan for 2012, "Forgive Everyone Everything." May 2013 exceed your grandest expectations.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Video Highlights of the Dakota Conflict of 1862

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The sesquicentennial 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict is now officially over with the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors at Mankato this date, December 26, 1862. Read the entire story in the format of your choice at the link below.

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Timeline: December 26, 1862, Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising

ON THIS DATE, DECEMBER 26, 1862, EXACTLY 150 YEARS AGO, 38 CONDEMNED DAKOTA WARRIORS, SINGING AND CHANTING DAKOTA SONGS, ARE LED TO THE GALLOWS IN MANKATO. THREE DRUMBEATS SIGNAL THE MOMENT OF EXECUTION AT 10:00 A.M. THE CROWN ESTIMATED AT 4,000 BY HARPERS WEEKLY CHEERS AS THE GALLOWS FLOOR DROPS AND THE DAKOTA ARE HUNG. IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD, THE BODIES ARE BURIED IN A SANDBAR IN THE MINNESOTA RIVER NEAR THE GALLOWS. THEY ARE DUG UP BY THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY A SHORT TIME LATER AND SOLD TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS FOR DISSECTION. DR. W.W. MAYO OF LESUEUR TAKES THE BODY OF CUT NOSE. HE RENDERS IT TO A SKELETON WHICH HIS SONS, WILL AND CHARLIE, USE TO LEARN HUMAN ANATOMY.

This hanging ends the sesquicentennial observance of the Dakota Conflict of 1862, a little-known part of the American Civil War and a sad chapter in American history. Read the story in the format of your choice at the link below.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Timeline: December 24, 1862 Dakota Conflict, American Civil War

Exactly 150 years ago today, December 24, 1862, 38 Dakota condemned to death who are imprisoned at Mankato MN pending their execution by hanging on December 26th are allowed to meet with their families one last time. This was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. We honor all victims of the Dakota Conflict, we forgive the crimes committed by our ancestors and we support the reconciliation between the white and Indian cultures.

Read the story in the format of your choice exclusively at Amazon at the link below.
 
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sesquicentennial of the Dakota Conflict is over in 2 Days

Two more days until the 150 year anniversary of the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors at Mankato MN following the Dakota Conflict of 1862. This was the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

Read the story now, so that all the world may know.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Free Promotion December 26th of Blood on the Prairie Sesquicentennial Edition

A free promotion will be offered worldwide at Amazon Kindle Select on December 26, 2012, the day after Christmas, to commemorate the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors at Mankato MN, my home town. This hanging occurred on December 26, 1862 and was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. December 26th also marks the end of the Dakota Conflict 150th anniversary.

Read the story at the link below:

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Timeline: December 16th, Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising

                                                                                 
                                                                             EXECUTIVE MANSION
                                                                          Washington, Dec. 16, 1862
Brig. Gen. H.H. SIBLEY
St. Paul, Minn.:

    As you suggest, let the execution fixed for Friday, the 19th instant, be postponed to and be done on, Friday, the 26th instant.
                                                                                                            A. LINCOLN

OPERATOR - Please send this very carefully and accurately.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising, American Civil war, and now, Sandy Hook

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. we present "The Dakota Conflict" a one-hour documentary at the Antique Warehouse on Ruth Street off North Riverfront Drive in Mankato. We will grieve and mourn and remember all victims of the Dakota Conflict, white and Indian.   And now, sadly, we have more victims to grieve; the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings in Newton Connecticut today.

Read the entire story of the Dakota Conflict of 1862 in the format of your choice at the link below.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video of Indian Execution at Mankato December 26, 1862

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video Explaining Sioux Execution at Mankato 1862

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Model of Gallows at Mankato MN Used to Hang 38 Indians December 26, 1862

This is a working scale model of the instrument of death used by the Union Army to hang 38 Sioux Indians at Mankato MN following the Dakota Conflict of 1862. The execution was the largest in U.S. history and took place on December 26, 1862 It is on display at the Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato MN.
2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Saturday December 15th at 1:00 p.m. the 1 hour documentary film "The Dakota Conflict" will be presented at the Antique warehouse, Ruth Street off North Riverfront Drive behind the Bobber Shop in Mankato MN. Open to the public at no charge.

Read the ebook "Blood on the Prairie A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" at the link below. Commemorative copies will be on sale at the Antique Warehouse after the film.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Timeline: December 9, 1862, Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising

And as fer me, I'm Toby Ryker, chief scout for the Sixth Minnesota, but Ulmen says since I'm a fictional character I don't count. Not like them other two fellers, Sibley and Miller what he just posted. Grant ya, they're good old boys, but geez, that's harder than I'd slam a door! 'Tween you and me, I made Ulmen the author he is today, but don't tell him I said so, okay? He gets testy about it.

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Timeline: December 9, 1862, Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising, Minnesota, Civil war


President Lincoln has issued his decision that 39 Sioux warriors, not 303, will be executed by hanging at Mankato and sent the death warrant to General Sibley. General Sibley has moved on to St. Paul to take over his new duties as commander of Union troops in Minnesota, and on the 13th he will forward the president's message to Colonel Stephen Miller, commander of troops at Mankato. The condemned Indians and half-breeds are imprisoned at Camp Lincoln near South Bend while troops go about the task of building the huge gallows at the center of town. This will be the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

If you are in the area of Mankato MN this coming Saturday, December 15th, you are invited to come to the Antique Warehouse on Ruth Street off North Riverfront Drive behind the Bobber Shop, to view the exhibit of Dakota Conflict, Civil, War, and Lincoln memorabilia and to view the one-hour film by Twin Cities Public TV "The Dakota Conflict" (1993) narrated by Garrison Keillor and Floyd Red Crow Westerman. This is possibly the best documentary about the Dakota Conflict ever produced. Open to the public and free of charge.

Read the entire story of the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862 in the format of your choice at the link below. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the historian in your life, the hardcover sesquicentennial edition is recommended.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Timeline December 6 Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising

December 6, 1862 - President Lincoln issues an order allowing only 39 of the planned 300 executions to go forward. The execution of one additional condemned man is suspended later after new evidence casts doubt upon his guilt.

2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. We honor all victims of the Sioux Uprising, we forgive the crimes committed by our ancestors and we support the healing and reconciliation long-sought by the white and Indian cultures.

Read the full story in the format of your choice at the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWSX12




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Timeline for December 4 Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising

"December 4, 1862 - Several hundred civilians, armed with hatchets, clubs, and knives, attack the camp where the condemned Dakota are being held (in Mankato) but are surrounded and disarmed by soldiers."

2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. We honor all victims of the Sioux Uprising, we forgive the crimes committed by our ancestors, and we support efforts at reconciliation long-sought by the white and Indian cultures.

Read the story of the Sioux Uprising in your choice of formats at the link below.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

How Controversial Was the Dakota Conflict?

In a word, Very.

The Dakota Conflict of 1862, although barely 6 weeks long, killed more Minnesota settlers and civilians than any other Indian war in U.S. history. When it was all over, 38 Sioux warriors were hung on a huge scaffold at Mankato, MN, my home town. This remains the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

"The fate of the condemned is not without its tragic interest. Were they all worthy of death? That question sprang into existence the moment the labors of the (military) commission were ended. President Lincoln, as commander-in-chief of the United States forces, forbade the hanging of anyone convicted by a military commission, without his approval. While none in the state of Minnesota doubted the justice of the finding, opinion was divided outside the state." (Taken from the Ancestry, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry hastings Sibley, L.L.D. page 284.

How controversial was the Dakota Conflict?

Very.

Read all about the Dakota Conflict in the format of your choice at the link below. 2012 is the sesquicentennial of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Timeline: Dakota Conflict, Sioux Uprising Change of Military Command

"On the twenty-fifth day of November, 1862, by virtue of the removal of Major  General Pope to Madison, Wisconsin, his new headquarters, General Sibley, notwithstanding all previous dispositions and arrangements, became general commanding the military district of Minnesota, General Pope commanding the remainder of the department of the Northwest."

Taken from the Ancestry, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley, L.L.D. page 284.

 Read "Blood on the Prairie A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" at the link below in the format of your choice at Amazon. 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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