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Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees: A Narrative of Indian Captivity

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The Dakota War (1862) was a searing event in Minnesota history as well as a signal event in the lives of Dakota people. Sarah F. Wakefield was caught up in this revolt. A young doctorand#8217;s wife and the mother of two small children, Wakefield published her unusual account of the war and her captivity shortly after the hanging of thirty-eight Dakotas accused of participation in the "Sioux uprising." Among those hanged were Chaska (We-Chank-Wash-ta-don-pee), a Mdewakanton Dakota who had protected her and her children during the upheaval. In a distinctive and compelling voice, Wakefield blames the government for the war and then relates her and her familyand#8217;s ordeal, as well as Chaskaand#8217;s and his familyand#8217;s help and ultimate sacrifice.

This is the first fully annotated modern edition of Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees. June Namiasand#8217;s extensive introduction and notes describe the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-white relations in Minnesota and place Wakefieldand#8217;s narrative in the context of other captivity narratives.

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This is the first fully annotated modern edition of Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees. June Namiasandrsquo;s extensive introduction and notes describe the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-white relations in Minnesota and place Wakefieldandrsquo;s narrative in the context of other captivity narratives.

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Describes the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-White relations in Minnesota and places Wakefield's narrative within the context of other captivity narratives.

Synopsis:

In 1862, Sarah F. Wakefield, a doctor's young wife with two small children, suddenly found herself caught up in the Dakota War in Minnesota. In a compelling voice, she relates the ordeal, particularly the heroism of the Mdewakanton Dakota named Chaska (WeChank-Wash-ta-don-pee), who protected Wakefield and her children during the upheaval only to be rewarded by the United States government with death by hanging. During ensuing investigations, Wakefield boldly held the government responsible for the war and its casualties.

June Namias's extensive introduction and notes describe the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-White relations in Minnesota and place Wakefield's narrative within the context of other captivity narratives.

About the Author

June Namias was associate professor of history at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her publications include White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the AmericanFrontier, 1607-1862, and a new edition of Sarah F. Wakefieldandrsquo;s Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees: A Narrative of Indian Captivity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806134314
Author:
Wakefield, Sarah F.
Author:
Namais, June
Author:
Namias, June
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Dakota indians
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.64 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This is the first fully annotated modern edition of Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees. June Namiasandrsquo;s extensive introduction and notes describe the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-white relations in Minnesota and place Wakefieldandrsquo;s narrative in the context of other captivity narratives.

"Synopsis" by , Describes the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-White relations in Minnesota and places Wakefield's narrative within the context of other captivity narratives.
"Synopsis" by , In 1862, Sarah F. Wakefield, a doctor's young wife with two small children, suddenly found herself caught up in the Dakota War in Minnesota. In a compelling voice, she relates the ordeal, particularly the heroism of the Mdewakanton Dakota named Chaska (WeChank-Wash-ta-don-pee), who protected Wakefield and her children during the upheaval only to be rewarded by the United States government with death by hanging. During ensuing investigations, Wakefield boldly held the government responsible for the war and its casualties.

June Namias's extensive introduction and notes describe the historical and ethnographic background of Dakota-White relations in Minnesota and place Wakefield's narrative within the context of other captivity narratives.

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