Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Col. Henry Sibley's Description of the Horrors of the Dakota Conflict, August 1862


From "The Ancestory, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley LL.D." the leader of the Indian Expedition against Chief Little Crow and his Dakota Sioux warriors.

August 2017 is the 155th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict, or Great Sioux Uprising as it was also called.

The Dakota Conflict caused the most civilian deaths in an Indian war in U.S. history. When it was over, 38 Sioux warriors were executed by hanging, by order of President Lincoln, at Mankato Minnesota on December 26, 1862. This remains the largest mass execution in U. S. history.

Read the entire story, all sides, homesteaders, military, and Sioux, in "Blood on the Prarie: A Novel of the Sioux Uprising" in the format of your choice at the link below:



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