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Beck, Paul Norman, 1958-
Columns of vengeance : soldiers, Sioux, and the punitive expeditions, 1863-1864 / Paul N. Beck
Alternate Title Soldiers, Sioux, and the punitive expeditions, 1863-1864
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E83.86 .B44 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865
Dakota Indians -- History
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865 -- Personal narratives
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1862-1865
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Physical Description xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "The Punitive Expeditions of 1863 and 1864 against the Dakotas led to some of the most significant engagements between the Sioux and the U.S. Army. However, they have been underappreciated and less covered by historians than the Dakota War of 1862 and the latter post Civil War conflicts with the Sioux. This manuscript intends to examine the Punitive Expeditions as part of the overall Civil War experience and highlight the Dakotas' interpretations of the campaigns. Additionally, the manuscript will use diaries and accounts from common soldiers to focus on the personal, human side of the conflicts and how they impacted the lives of the people involved. The author applies a "bottom up" approach, which uses personal accounts by participants and interpretations by descendants to understand the conflicts on a larger scale. The Dakota as well as U.S. Army soldier's perspectives will be presented to give an even-handed account of the significance of these military encounters"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-303) and index

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