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Author DiSilvestro, Roger L.

Title In the shadow of Wounded Knee : the untold final chapter of the Indian Wars / Roger L. Di Silvestro.

Published New York : Walker : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.86 DISI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-244) and index.
Contents 1 An Officer's Life 7 -- 2 Conflict on the Plains 21 -- 3 Freedom's Final Days 41 -- 4 Coming of the Ghosts 53 -- 5 Death Comes for Sitting Bull 77 -- 6 Gunfire at Wounded Knee 87 -- 7 Casey's Last Ride 93 -- 8 Ambush or Self-defense? 103 -- 9 Last Battle 117 -- 10 A Fractured Life 135 -- 11 On Trial 159 -- 12 Justice Deferred 179.
Summary "The trial of Plenty Horses is now largely forgotten, a piece of America's past that constitutes something of a dark secret from a time when the hammer of history was forging the modern era. In the Shadow of Wounded Knee shows America at the instant it was shifting from a wild frontier country into a modern nation and how the cost of building America was paid not just in human lives but with the sacrifice of human hopes and dreams and the future of entire cultures. The Indian wars did not end at Wounded Knee, nor even with Lieutenant Edward Casey's death, but rather in that Sioux Falls federal courthouse, where a lone warrior awaited his fate at the hands of a society that had killed countless numbers of his people and seemed determined to kill at least one more."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890.
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1890-1891.
ISBN 0802714617 (alk. paper)