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Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868

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They called themselves Dakota, but the explorers and fur traders who first encountered these people in the sixteenth century referred to them as Sioux, a corruption of the name their enemies called them. That linguistic dissonance foreshadowed a series of bloodier conflicts between Sioux warriors and the American military in the mid-nineteenth century.

Doreen Chakyandrsquo;s narrative history of this contentious time offers the first complete picture of the conflicts on the Upper Missouri in the 1850s and 1860s, the period bookended by the Siouxandrsquo;s first major military conflicts with the U.S. Army and the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation. Chaky reveals how northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux all became involved in the U.S. invasion and ties the history of Upper Missouri and Minnesota Sioux history to that of better-known Oglala and Brulandeacute; Sioux.

Terrible Justice includes a wealth of primary sources, introducing readers to several underappreciated Sioux leaders and American army officers who played pivotal roles during this time of conflict and change in both Sioux and U.S. military culture. Chaky uses soldiersand#39; letters and journals, military and other official communications, and the speeches of Sioux leaders to illuminate the complex dynamics of this high-stakes contest between cultures with diametrically opposed concepts of justice.

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Terrible Justice explores relations not only between the Sioux and their opponents but also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Moving beyond earlier historiansandrsquo; focus on the Brulandeacute; and Oglala bands, Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by the U.S. invasion.

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They called themselves Dakota, but the explorers and fur traders who first encountered these people in the sixteenth century referred to them as Sioux, a corruption of the name their enemies called them. That linguistic dissonance foreshadowed a series of bloodier conflicts between Sioux warriors and the American military in the mid-nineteenth century.

Doreen Chaky’s narrative history of this contentious time offers the first complete picture of the conflicts on the Upper Missouri in the 1850s and 1860s, the period bookended by the Sioux’s first major military conflicts with the U.S. Army and the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation.

Terrible Justice explores not only relations between the Sioux and their opponents but also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Moving beyond earlier historians’ focus on the Brulé and Oglala bands, Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by the U.S. invasion. In this way Terrible Justice ties Upper Missouri and Minnesota Sioux history to better-known Oglala and Brulé Sioux history.

About the Author

Doreen Chaky is a freelance journalist and independent scholar. She resides in Williston, North Dakota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806146522
Author:
Chaky, Doreen
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 bandw illus., 2 maps
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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Terrible Justice explores relations not only between the Sioux and their opponents but also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Moving beyond earlier historiansandrsquo; focus on the Brulandeacute; and Oglala bands, Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by the U.S. invasion.
"Synopsis" by ,

They called themselves Dakota, but the explorers and fur traders who first encountered these people in the sixteenth century referred to them as Sioux, a corruption of the name their enemies called them. That linguistic dissonance foreshadowed a series of bloodier conflicts between Sioux warriors and the American military in the mid-nineteenth century.

Doreen Chaky’s narrative history of this contentious time offers the first complete picture of the conflicts on the Upper Missouri in the 1850s and 1860s, the period bookended by the Sioux’s first major military conflicts with the U.S. Army and the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation.

Terrible Justice explores not only relations between the Sioux and their opponents but also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Moving beyond earlier historians’ focus on the Brulé and Oglala bands, Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by the U.S. invasion. In this way Terrible Justice ties Upper Missouri and Minnesota Sioux history to better-known Oglala and Brulé Sioux history.

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