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Author Clemmons, Linda M., 1969- author

Title Dakota in exile : the untold stories of captives in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota war / Linda M. Clemmons ; foreword by Robert V. Hopkins Jr
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 260 pages)
Series Iowa and the Midwest experience
Iowa and the Midwest experience
Contents Introduction -- 1. War, trials, execution, and exile, 1862/63 -- 2. Crow Creek, Dakota Territory, 1863/66 -- 3. Camp Kearney prison, Davenport, Iowa, 1863/66 -- 4. Resilience, resistance, and survival: literacy -- 5. Resilience, resistance, and survival: Christianity -- 6. Resilience, resistance, and survival: the Dakota scouts -- 7. Conflicts continue, 1866/69 -- Epilogue
Summary "Following the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862, the federal government passed legislation exiling all Dakota (whether they had participated in the conflict or not) from Minnesota. Dakota families were relocated to an isolated and drought-plagued reservation in Dakota Territory called Crow Creek, while over three hundred Dakota men were incarcerated at a military prison in Davenport, Iowa. Historians have neglected to tell the important story of the Dakota's exile, survival, and eventual reunification in 1866. Using Dakota language sources, government documents, missionary records and newspaper accounts, I will discuss trauma, survival, and resistance among the Dakota in the post-war period by weaving together three intertwined, but mutually exclusive, narratives: those of the Dakota, the missionaries, and the public and government officials. After 1862 will add to literature on federal Indian policy and Protestant missionaries in the post-Civil War period; it also contributes to the growing body of work examining how Native Americans survived warfare, removal, and historical trauma"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 01, 2019)
Subject Dakota War (Minnesota : 1862)
Dakota Indians -- Government relations -- History -- 19th century
Dakota Indians -- History -- 19th century
Dakota Indians -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Dakota War, Minnesota, 1862
Dakota Indians -- Government relations.
Dakota Indians -- Social conditions.
Dakota Indians.
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019008433
ISBN 1609386345 electronic book
9781609386344 electronic book
paperback alkaline paper