New 80 Page Booklet! History of the Sioux Massacre by Charles S. Bryant was originally included as a separate part of a history book on the counties in the Minnesota Valley. Written in the early 1880s when survivors were still around to share their personal experiences, Bryant presents a vivid chronological account of the Indian uprising. This reprint was is an excerpt from the hard to find 1882 book: History of the Minnesota Valley and the only part of that book credited to Bryant. It is printed on 60# paper with the print enlarged slightly for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. After a brief background on the tribes in the area, including their lifestyle, treaties and complaints, Bryant gives an account of the massacre with incredible detail. This wasn't just a single incident or battle, but involved a series of deadly encounters with individuals or small groups of scattered settlers on the Minnesota frontier. Numerous tales of murders, burnings, captures, trickery, narrow escapes, etc., are told, ending with the aftermath, the hanging of 38 Sioux and the shooting of Little Crow, leader of the uprising.
Sioux Massacre, MN
Sources: History of the Minnesota Valley / The Sioux Massacre of 1862
Authors: Edward D. Neill
Original Publication Year: 1882
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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