First edition. Limited to 250 copies. Stiff pictorial wrappers, 284pp. Many illustrations from old photographs. Preface. Appendices. Acknowledgements. Bibliography. Index. Upon conclusion of the Sioux Uprising of 1862 many of the hostile Dakotas fled to the Dakota Territory. The friendly Dakota, mainly Wahpeton and Sisseton tribes, were left to deal with the white citizens, most of whom grouped all Dakota together and considered them all hostile. As the U.S. Army pursued the hostile Dakota throughout much of the Dakota Territory in 1863 - 1866, many of the friendly Dakota, about 280, served the U.S. Army and the white citizens of Minnesota as scouts. They pursued and fought the hostile Dakota and provided the first line of defense against hostile incursions into Minnesota. This work presents a thoroughly researched history of these scouts taken from first-hand accounts and reports by the U.S. Army, the press, and the scouts themselves. An important study presenting many reports and accounts for the first time; and identifying the scouts as individuals, recounting their experiences throughout Eastern Dakota Territory in 1862 - 1866. As new. Signed by the author.
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