Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ahlman's Gun Shop, Morristown MN hosts "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" August 27 and 28


It was a great weekend for "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" at Ahlman's Gun Shop in Morristown this past weekend. In August very year, Ahlman's hosts the Shooter's Roundup open to all. It is the largest gun show in the state of Minnesota. Come on down and meet Larry, Mike, and the friendly and helpful staff at Ahlman's Gun Shop next August!

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016 Toby Ryker with Les Vilda B.E.E.R. Party Candidate for President at Ahlman's Gun Shop Morristown MN


Great times at the Shooter's Roundup at Ahlman's Gun Shop in Morristown, MN. Stop on down! It is well worth the trip. Vote for Les Vilda for President. Vote early, vote often,vote more for Les! Good down home fun.

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August 27, 2016 Ahlman's Gun Shop Morristown MN

Here's Toby Ryker (me) with headliner Pistol Packin' Paula at Ahlman's Gun Shop, Morristown MN. For a great time, come on down! We will be there Sunday too.

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August 27, 2016 "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising"

Here's Toby Ryker, aka me, preparing to head out to Ahlman's Gun Shop at Morristown, MN to hawk my book: "Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising." I know, I know, I'm in my stocking feet, but I put my rubber boots on before I went outside. Honest.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17 - The Dakota Conflict Has Begun

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This Day in History - August 17, 1862

"You know how the war started — by the killing of some white people near Acton [township], in Meeker County. I will tell you how this was done, as it was told me by all of the four young men who did the killing. These young fellows all belonged to Shakopee's band. Their names were Sungigidan (“Brown Wing”), Kaomdeiyeyedan (“Breaking Up”), Nagiwicakte (“Killing Ghost”), and Pazoiyopa (“Runs Against Something When Crawling”)."
Wambditanka (Big Eagle) later identifying the young Dakota men involved in the incident at Acton.
The incident in Acton Township, near present-day Grove City, Minnesota, is often cited as the moment when the U.S.-Dakota War began.
On Sunday, August 17, 1862, four young Dakota men of the Wahpeton band were returning from hunting. Upon seeing some chicken eggs in a nest at the farm of a white settler, there was a disagreement whether or not to take the eggs. When one refused, his companion dared him to prove that he was not afraid of the white man's reaction. The Dakota men proceeded to engage a white man nearby, Robinson Jones. Following him to a white homestead where some white settlers were gathered, they suggested a shooting match between them and the white men present. After shooting, the Dakota reloaded their guns and fired on the white men and women present, killing Robinson, Ann Baker, Howard Baker, and Viranus Webster. As the Dakota men left, they killed 15-year-old Clara Wilson at Jones' place. 
The four men hurried back to their village at Rice Creek. After hearing their story, Red Middle Voice, a village chief, conferred with Sakpedan (Shakopee) and Taoyateduta (Little Crow). After much debate, they decided to go to war.
The following day, the Great Sioux Massacre, in all it's fury, began along the Minnesota River. One of the first to be killed was Andrew Myrick, trader at the Lower Agency, who, days before, told the starving Indians if they were hungry, they should eat grass. When his body was recovered, his mouth was stuffed with grass.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Prelude to the Dakota Conflict

On this day in history, August 4, 1862 starving Dakota attempted to break into a food storehouse on the lower agency but were driven off by federal troops.

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