Dakota Dawn: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862

3.47 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781932714999: Dakota Dawn: The Decisive First Week of the Sioux Uprising, August 1862
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

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 of the 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 itemised 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gregory F. Michno
Published by Casemate Publishing
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Casemate Publishing. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1932714995

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.71
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michno, Gregory
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781932714999

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie 7/29/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Book Bunker USA
(Havertown, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie 7/29/2011, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995 *Brand new* Ships from USA within 72 hours of order. Seller Inventory # 9781932714999

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.26
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gregory Michno
Published by Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills (2011)
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Signed Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Military History Books
(El Dorado Hills, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Richly illustrated with 42 contemporary and modern photos and illustrations and accompanied by 19 original maps, Dakota Dawn now stands as the definitive account of one of the most important and previously misunderstood events in American history. Comes with signed author bookplate. book. Seller Inventory # 14

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michno, Gregory
Published by Savas Beatie
ISBN 10: 1932714995 ISBN 13: 9781932714999
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Savas Beatie. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932714995. Seller Inventory # Z1932714995ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book