LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > United States > 0873513924
  1. The Dakota War of 1862: Minnesota's Other Civil War
    The Dakota War of 1862: Minnesota's Other Civil War
    The Dakota War of 1862: Minnesota's Other Civil War
    The Dakota War of 1862: Minnesota's Other Civil War
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. The Dakota War of 1862: Minnesota's Other Civil War

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R557.00

Additional Information

While the Civil War raged in the East and South, Dakota Indians in Minnesota erupted violently into action against white settlers, igniting the tragic Dakota War of 1862. Hemmed in on a narrow reservation along the upper Minnesota River, the Dakota (Sioux) were frustrated by broken treaties, angered by dishonest agents and traders, and near starvation because of crop failures and late annuity payments.

Led by Little Crow, Dakota warriors attacked the Redwood and Yellow Medicine Indian agencies and all whites living on their former lands in southwestern Minnesota. They killed more than 450 whites and took some 250 white and mixed-blood prisoners during the 38-day conflict. White civilians and military units commanded by Henry H. Sibley defended towns and forts, pursued warriors, and eventually forced the Indians to surrender or flee westward. The penalties imposed by vengeful whites were swift and devastating. The federal government hanged 38 Dakota men in the largest mass execution in U.S. history, 300 were imprisoned, and the Dakota people were banished from the state.

Similar Products

Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts Of The Minnesota Indian War Of 186238 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's EndOver the Earth I Come: The Great Sioux Uprising of 1862Dakota Prisoner of War Letters: Dakota Kaskapi Okicize WowapiThe Great Sioux UprisingBirch Coulie: The Epic Battle of the Dakota WarDakota Dawn: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862Over the Earth I Come: The Great Sioux Uprising of 1862

Kenneth Carley
Brand: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Used Book in Good Condition
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a very short history of the 1862 Dakota War but it's absolutely FULL of information, maps, pictures and insights on this often overlooked American conflict. In this work Ken Carley achieved what few other writers of military history can. He found the most interesting and significant aspects of the conflict and presented them in a manner that informs the reader and is compelling to read. His work is larely unbiased. It doesn't favor the side of the victors as is often the case with works written about the Indian wars. Likewise, he avoids the politially correct tactic of portraying the whites as brutal invaders persecuting the poor, defenseless Native Americans.

Bravo! I would higly recommend this work to anyone intersted in the subject. As a native born Minnesotan, I would also say this is must read for folks in the area. It's a great summary of an important part of our history that we shouldn't forget.
Approximately 150 years ago the United States found itself not only enmeshed in an all-encompassing and devastating Civil War with seceded "rebel" factions, but also with an extremely disgruntled native population who were also stretched to the point of all out rebellion. This war-within-a-war has always lived somewhat in the shadows of the conflict that split the union, but its influence and outcome remain nearly as resonant today as those of the Civil War itself. The spark lit in Acton, Minnesota sent ripples all along the Great Plains that culminated in 1890's Wounded Knee Massacre. In essence, 1862 represents the beginning of the end of native resistance to the United States government. Perhaps the war stays somewhat obscure because it remains a painful reminder of "how the west was won" and what was pushed aside and trampled in that process.

A growing literature has emerged in the past twenty years or so chronicling this conflict in a more balanced fashion. "The Dakota... Read more
A readable and yet scholarly recounting of those terrible times in a relatively compact format. Sometimes used for college classes. Every resident of Minnesota ought to know at least this much about these events.
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.