In the shadow of wounded knee : The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars. / Roger L Di Silvestro.
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- ISBN: 9780802718389 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2010.
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The story of the last deaths in the American Indian wars and their far-reaching ramifications. The massacre of at least 150 Indians by the U.S. Army along Wounded Knee Creek in the Lakota reservation on December 29, 1890 generally is considered the closing salvo in America's Indian Wars. But as Roger L. Di Silvestro reveals in startling detail, the fight was hardly over. Two tragic events in the weeks immediately following would reignite the conflict and forever color its legacy. In the Shadow of Wounded Knee is the first book to chronicle the senseless killings that riveted the country in 1891: the assassination of Lieutenant Edward Casey by the young Brué Lakota warrior Plenty Horses, and the ambush of Few Tails and two other Indians by rancher Pete Culbertsons and his brothers. According to frontier justice of the day, Plenty Horses would have been summarily hanged and the Culbertsons would never have been tried. Yet in the aftermath of Wounded Knee—a slaughter that...
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