Friday, December 30, 2016

Book Signing at Old Town Antiques, North Riverfront Drive, Mankato Minnesota TOMORROW

Please join me, Toby Ryker, chief scout for the Sixth Minnesota Regiment, and my boss, President Abraham Lincoln, Commander-In-Chief of the Union Army, in a discussion of the Dakota Conflict of 1862 which resulted in the execution of 38 Sioux warriors on December 26, 1862 at Mankato. This remains the largest mass execution in U.S. history. We will be appearing at the Old Town Antique Store on North Riverfront street from 11:30 to 2:p.m. tomorrow, New year's Eve day December 31, 2016. Autographed literature will be available.

Read the story of the Dakota Conflict of 1862 in the format of your choice at Amazon by entering the title: Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising. Kindle members read free.

We honor all victims of the Dakota Conflict.
We forgive the crimes committed by our ancestors.
We support efforts at reconciliation long-sought by both the Indian and white cultures.

Click on the link below to see a three minute video on the Dakota Conflict.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Timeline: Dakota Confict of 1862

December 4, 1862 - Several hundred civilians armed with hatchets, clubs, and knives, attack Camp Lincoln at Mankato where the condemned Dakota are being held. Martial law has been declared. Soldiers surround and disarm the rioters.

December 6, 1862 - President Lincoln issues the execution order for 39 of the 303 condemned Sioux to be executed. The hanging of one of the 39 is later suspended after new evidence casts doubt on his guilt. The execution date is set at December 26, the day after Christmas.

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

Join me and President Lincoln reinactor Bryce Stenzel at Old Town Antiques on New Years eve day, December 31 for a book signing and discussion of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. All are welcome.

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