Sunday, July 16, 2017

Minneopa State Park Bison Refuge, Southern Minnesota

"Away, away, come away with me, where the grass grows wild, where the wind blows free."

You are in the bison refuge at Minneopa State Park near Mankato Minnesota USA. It is in full bloom and beautiful to behold on this hot and sultry July day. Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley, leader of the Indian Expedition, led his infantry through the landscape above during the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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

We honor all victims of the Dakota Conflict.
We forgve the crimes committed by our ancestors. The slogan for the 150th anniversary memorial ride was "Forgive Everybody Everything."
We support afforts at reconciliation long-sought by both the white and Dakota cultures.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Blood on the Prairie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising

In August of 1862 during the American Civil War, the Dakota Conflict broke out in Minnesota. It caused the greatest loss of civilian life in an Indian war in U.S. history. When it was over, 38 Sioux warriors were executed by hanging at Mankato MN, my home town. This remains the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

"A novel of clashing cultures fought out in the closing decades of the 19th century, this is western historical fiction at its best and recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections." - Midwest Book Review

Read the story in the format of your choice at Amazon at the link below:

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