The First Sioux War: The Grattan Fight and Blue Water Creek 1854-1856 (Hardback)
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The First Sioux War: The Grattan Fight and Blue Water Creek 1854-1856 (Hardback)

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Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 11/08/2004
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The First Sioux War was a vitally important conflict that helped define Lakota Sioux / white relations; created a closer national unity among the Sioux; and allowed the United States Army to develop new military tactics, which would eventually be used to defeat the Plains Indians. This book analyzes this conflict and its influence on future Sioux leaders like Crazy Horse, Spotted Tail, and Sitting Bull.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761828846
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 228 x 151 x 18 mm


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[The First Sioux War] provides a concise, general overview of the terrible events that would shape federal government policy and subsequent military actions towards the Sioux on the northern Great Plains for over forty years. -- Bob Rea, Oklahoma Historical Society * Nebraska History *
[Beck] masterfully reveals the events, motivations, and actions of key participants to the Grattan fight and reveals how the confluence of factors...influenced the future of Plains Indian-United States relations...Beck deserves praise for his study...[which] refocuses attention on an important event in western history. -- Jeffrey D. Means, University of Oklahoma * Western Historical Quarterly *
Beck, for example, provides a more balanced account of the First Sioux War, giving equal coverage to each phase of the conflict. He also provides several chapters of useful background information on the Lakotas and their migration to and domination of thePlains, conflicts on the overland trails, and the early government presence in Indian Country. .... Beck's judicious use of quotations and his narrative adroitness make The First Sioux War a smoother read. .... Beck's engaging and readable account of the First Sioux War, however, will be enjoyed by a larger audience... -- Mark R. Ellis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney * Great Plains Quarterly *
...succeed[s] admirably in [its] stated purpose of demonstrating the real significance of this war. ...Beck is especially balanced in his appraisal of the Sioux, discussing fully the depredations of Americans against them while acknowledging practices too often ignored or explained away, such as their penchant for violent expansion at the expense of other Indians and thier barbarous practice of mutilating the bodies of thier enemies. * Military History Of The West *
Beck, for example, provides a more balanced account of the First Sioux War, giving equal coverage to each phase of the conflict. He also provides several chapters of useful background information on the Lakotas and their migration to and domination of the Plains, conflicts on the overland trails, and the early government presence in Indian Country. .... Beck's judicious use of quotations and his narrative adroitness make The First Sioux War a smoother read. .... Beck's engaging and readable account of the First Sioux War, however, will be enjoyed by a larger audience. -- Mark R. Ellis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney * Great Plains Quarterly *

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