The Last Days of the Sioux Nation; Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/11/2004
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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This fascinating account tells what the Sioux were like when they first came to their reservation and how their reaction to the new system eventually led to the last confrontation between the Army and the Sioux at the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek. A classic work, it is now available with a new preface by the author that discusses his current thoughts about a tragic episode in American history that has raised much controversy through the years. Praise for the earlier edition: "History as lively and gripping as good fiction." "One of the finest books on the Indian wars of the West."--Montana "A well-told, easily read account that will be the standard reference for this phase of the Indian 'problem.'"--American Historical Review "A major job . . . magnificently researched."--San Francisco Chronicle "By far the best treatment of the complex and controversial relationship between the Sioux and their conquerors yet presented and should be must reading for serious students of Western Americana."--St. Louis Dispatch (on the earlier edition) --> Winner of the Buffalo Award Robert M. Utley is a retired National Park Service official who writes western history full time. He is the author of fifteen books. 24 b/w illus.

Author Biography

Robert M. Utley is a retired National Park Service official who writes Western history full-time. He is the author of fifteen books

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface xvii
The Field of Wounded Knee
The Old Life
The New Life
The Land Agreement
The Indian Messiah
Crisis for the Sioux Agents
The Army Moves In
Brooke Tries for Peace
The End of Sitting Bull
Big Foot
The Search for the Miniconjous
Wounded Knee
Drexel Mission
Tightening the Ring
The Final Reckoning
Bibliography 287(16)
Index 303

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