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The Great Sioux Uprising

2.71 of 5 stars 2.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In August 1862 the Sioux of Minnesota rose up against their white neighbors in the bloodiest massacre in the history of the West, with four times the fatalities of the Battle of Little Big Horn. They had been viewed by white settlers as a friendly tribe, but in reality they were deeply resentful over the loss of lands, the disappearance of the buffalo, broken treaties, the ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published March 22nd 1997 by Da Capo Press (first published March 1st 1997)
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Thomas Isern
This is a really bad book. I mean, there are books that are bad in their execution, and books that are bad in their effect. This one is both. The documentation is capricious and useless. The use of sources in uncritical. The narrative is full of bogus dialog. The posture is deeply racist, and should have been considered so even at the time of original publication (1959). It is amazing that Oxford chose to publish the work then, and sad that De Capo chose to re-issue it in 1997. Sometimes people ...more
It is a little dated (as you can see by the title) but I'm pretty sure it involves interviews with survivors or relatives of survivors. A really good overview of the uprising in 1862. An area I have no background in, but am very much interested in as a result of protesters.
Dec 31, 2013 Kailyn added it
Kind of weird. Very racist.

Written like a vintage radio program where everyone has made up dialogue, claims to be "even handed" in its account.

Very racist.

The "whites" are all citizens and victims who only want to protect their families from being "butchered by the "indians" who are all screeching manipulative murderers. It's bizarre.
Don't waste your time unless you're doing a report on racist accounts of historic events.
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