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The Resource American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890, Jerome A. Greene ; foreword by Thomas Powers

American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890, Jerome A. Greene ; foreword by Thomas Powers

Label
American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890
Title
American carnage
Title remainder
Wounded Knee, 1890
Statement of responsibility
Jerome A. Greene ; foreword by Thomas Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the year 1890 wound to a close, a band of more than three hundred Lakota Sioux Indians led by Chief Big Foot made their way toward South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation to join other Lakotas seeking peace. Fearing that Big Foot's band was headed instead to join "hostile" Lakotas, U.S. troops surrounded the group on Wounded Knee Creek. Tensions mounted, and on the morning of December 29, as the Lakotas prepared to give up their arms, disaster struck. Accounts vary on what triggered the violence as Indians and soldiers unleashed thunderous gunfire at each other, but the consequences were horrific: some 200 innocent Lakota men, women, and children were slaughtered. American Carnage explores the complex events preceding the tragedy, the killings, and their troubled legacy. Historian Jerome A. Greene explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including previously unknown testimonies, Greene examines the events from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place. He addresses controversial questions: Was the action premeditated? Was the Seventh Cavalry motivated by revenge after its humiliating defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Should soldiers have received Medals of Honor? He also recounts the futile efforts of Lakota survivors and their descendants to gain recognition for their terrible losses
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Jerome A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890
  • Bataille de Wounded Knee, Dak. du S., 1890
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • South Dakota
Label
American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890, Jerome A. Greene ; foreword by Thomas Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Grand River
  • Pursuit
  • Bloodbath
  • Place of the big killings
  • Direct corollaries
  • Close out
  • Aftermath
  • Survivors
  • Appendix A.
  • Treaty with the Sioux (Brulé, Oglala, Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cuthead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee and Arapaho, April 29, 1868, ratified February 16, 1869
  • Wild Indians
  • Appendix B.
  • Ghost Dance leaders recommended for arrest and confinement
  • Appendix C.
  • Standing Rock police who arrested Sitting Bull
  • Appendix D.
  • U.S. Army casualties, Sioux Campaign, 1890
  • Appendix E.
  • U.S. Army estimate of Lakota casualties at Wounded Knee
  • Appendix F.
  • Lakota casualties
  • New World
  • Appendix G.
  • Medals of Honor for the Pine Ridge Campaign, 1890-91
  • Appendix H.
  • General Miles's congratulatory message to his troops at the conclusion of the Sioux Campaign
  • Appendix I.
  • List of Wounded Knee survivors as of May 1941, compiled by James Pipe On Head
  • Broken faith
  • Trauma
  • Seeking to endure
  • Perception
  • Deployment
  • Stronghold
Control code
861209675
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780806144481
Lccn
2013042680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40023659133
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)861209675
Label
American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890, Jerome A. Greene ; foreword by Thomas Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Grand River
  • Pursuit
  • Bloodbath
  • Place of the big killings
  • Direct corollaries
  • Close out
  • Aftermath
  • Survivors
  • Appendix A.
  • Treaty with the Sioux (Brulé, Oglala, Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cuthead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee and Arapaho, April 29, 1868, ratified February 16, 1869
  • Wild Indians
  • Appendix B.
  • Ghost Dance leaders recommended for arrest and confinement
  • Appendix C.
  • Standing Rock police who arrested Sitting Bull
  • Appendix D.
  • U.S. Army casualties, Sioux Campaign, 1890
  • Appendix E.
  • U.S. Army estimate of Lakota casualties at Wounded Knee
  • Appendix F.
  • Lakota casualties
  • New World
  • Appendix G.
  • Medals of Honor for the Pine Ridge Campaign, 1890-91
  • Appendix H.
  • General Miles's congratulatory message to his troops at the conclusion of the Sioux Campaign
  • Appendix I.
  • List of Wounded Knee survivors as of May 1941, compiled by James Pipe On Head
  • Broken faith
  • Trauma
  • Seeking to endure
  • Perception
  • Deployment
  • Stronghold
Control code
861209675
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780806144481
Lccn
2013042680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40023659133
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)861209675

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