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The Resource Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota war, John Christgau

Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota war, John Christgau

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Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota war
Title
Birch Coulie
Title remainder
the epic battle of the Dakota war
Statement of responsibility
John Christgau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the days following the Battle of Birch Coulie, the decisive battle in the deadly Dakota War of 1862, one of President Lincoln's private secretaries wrote: "There has hardly been an outbreak so treacherous, so sudden, so bitter, and so bloody, as that which filled the State of Minnesota with sorrow and lamentation." Even today, at the 150th anniversary of the Dakota War, the battle still raises questions and stirs controversy. In Birch Coulie John Christgau recounts the dramatic events surrounding the battle. American history at its narrative best, his book is also a uniquely balanced and accurate chronicle of this little-understood conflict, one of the most important to roil the American West. Christgau's account of the war between white settlers and the Dakota Indians in Minnesota examines two communities torn by internal dissent and external threat, whites and Native Americans equally traumatized by the short and violent war. The book also delves into the aftermath, during which thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged without legal representation or the appearance of defense witnesses, the largest mass execution in American history. With its unusually nuanced perspective, Birch Coulie brings a welcome measure of clarity and insight to a critical moment in the troubled history of the American West. --Publisher description
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Christgau, John
Dewey number
973.7/476
Index
no index present
LC call number
E83.86
LC item number
.C47 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birch Coulee, Battle of, Minn., 1862
  • Dakota Indians
  • Minnesota
  • Birch Coulee, Battle of (Minnesota : 1862)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Dakota Indians
  • Minnesota
Label
Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota war, John Christgau
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Publication
Note
"A Bison original."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Author's Note; 1. Private Robert K. Boyd; 2. Red Iron; 3. Little Crow; 5. Gaboo; 6. Colonel Sam McPhail andLieutenant Sheehan; 7. Dr. Daniels; 8. The Messenger; 9. Little Paul; 4. Gray Bird; 10. Epilogues; Acknowledgments; Sources
Control code
792742314
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 137 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803240155
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613596185
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  • 359618
  • bce17fdb-526c-4307-b4ea-c1827e6bb8dc
  • 22573/ctt1ddnwqq
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792742314
Label
Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota war, John Christgau
Publication
Note
"A Bison original."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Author's Note; 1. Private Robert K. Boyd; 2. Red Iron; 3. Little Crow; 5. Gaboo; 6. Colonel Sam McPhail andLieutenant Sheehan; 7. Dr. Daniels; 8. The Messenger; 9. Little Paul; 4. Gray Bird; 10. Epilogues; Acknowledgments; Sources
Control code
792742314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803240155
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613596185
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 359618
  • bce17fdb-526c-4307-b4ea-c1827e6bb8dc
  • 22573/ctt1ddnwqq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792742314

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