Dakota Dawn: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862 (Hardback)
$24.95 - Save $8.00 24% off - RRP $32.95 Free shipping worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for Dakota Dawn Dakota Dawn focuses on one week in August 1862, a great paroxysm of destruction when the Dakota succeeded, albeit fleetingly, in driving out the white man. Some 600 white settlers were killed in the Sioux Uprising, the majority slaughtered in the most shocking manner. Nowhere else in the West was there a record of such sustained attacks on a fort.
- Published: 19 April 2011
- Format: Hardback 456 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781932714999 ISBN 10: 1932714995
- Sales rank: 416,518
$14.91 - Save $3.09 17% off - RRP $18.00
$25.29 - Save $20.21 44% off - RRP $45.50
$25.01 - Save $4.94 16% off - RRP $29.95
$24.15 - Save $5.80 19% off - RRP $29.95
Full description for Dakota Dawn
The 1862 Dakota conflict, which encompassed perhaps the greatest massacre of whites by Indians in American history, is filled with emotional drama, irony, tragedy, cowardice, and heroism. The drama engulfed thousands of people and the dimension of individual experiences can be overwhelming. Previous attempts to sort out the stories and place the events in a coherent chronological and geographical order have been unsuccessful. Award-winning author Gregory F. Michno's Dakota Dawn: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862 provides the uprising with an essential clarity and life that readers will find refreshing and invigorating.Michno's Dakota Dawn focuses in great detail on one week in August 1862, a great paroxysm of destruction when the Dakota succeeded, albeit fleetingly, in driving out the white man. Some 600 white settlers were killed in the Sioux Uprising, the great majority innocent victims slaughtered in the most shocking manner. Nowhere else in the West was there a record of such sustained attacks on a fort (Ridgely) or a town (New Ulm).In addition to important secondary studies, Michno's work is based upon 2,000 pages of primary sources including recollections, original records, diaries, newspaper accounts, and other archival records. One seldom-used resource is the Indian Depredation Claim files. After the Uprising, settlers filed nearly 3,000 claims for damages in which they itemized losses and set forth their experiences. These priceless documents paint firsthand slices of the life of a frontier people, their cabins, tools, clothes, crops, animals, and cherished possessions. Many of these claims have never been incorporated into a book, allowing Michno to more fully expound on various episodes and correct previous misconceptions.Long overdue, Dakota Dawn examines the decisive first week of the Sioux Uprising systematically, clearly, and definitively. Its purpose is not to prove or disprove any particular point. Innocence and guilt is found in quantity on both sides-honor, treachery, kindness, and iniquity not being the provenance of any one people.About the Author: Award-winning author Gregory F. Michno is a Michigan native and the author of three dozen articles and ten books dealing with World War II and the American West, including Lakota Noon; Battle at Sand Creek; The Encyclopedia of Indian Wars; The Deadliest Indian War in the West; and Circle the Wagons. Greg helped edit and appeared in the DVD history The Great Indian Wars: 1540-1890. He lives in Longmont, Colorado, with his wife Susan.