Synopses & Reviews
December 26, 1862. On the day after Christmas, in Mankato, Minnesota, thirty-eight Indians were hanged on the order of President Lincoln. This event stands today as the greatest mass execution in the history of the United States. In Over The Earth I Come
, Duane Schultz brilliantly retells one of America's most violent and bloody events--the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862.
"Duane Schultz's capably research and tautly written Over the Earth I Come
reminds us that responsibility for the abomidable events that occurred during the Indian wars cut across ethnic boundaries. If it is less than an inspiring story, it is certainly necessary to any balanced understanding of our nation's expansion." --The New York Times Book Review
"An eventhanded distribution of the blame and a fine description of the events in this little-remembered bit of our history." --The Washington Times
"Skillfully interwoven from personal local histories and contemporary accounts--an intimate view of a desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's a poignant as it is tragic."
"The result is history that reads like a novel." --The Denver Post
During one week in August 1862, in response to government lies and broken treaties, the previously peaceful Sioux rampaged throughout Minnesota leaving hundreds of settlers dead or homeless. With well-researched and insightful narrative, Schultz recounts one of America's most violent events.
About the Author
Dennis C. Shultz is an environmental photographer living and working in Rockport, Maine. Scott Dickerson is the Executive Director of Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Coordinator of the Ducktrap Coalition, which he helped found in 1995.