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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 16. Minnesota Santee Sioux Uprising and its Consequences (1862–1864)
Chapter 16. Minnesota Santee Sioux uprising and its consequences (1862–1864)
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The Santee Sioux (a subgroup of the Sioux often called the Dakota, consisting of the Mdewakantons, Wahpekutes, Sissetons, and Wahpetons) generally accepted reservation life. However, confined to a narrow strip of land along the upper Minnesota River, they found themselves hemmed in by growing numbers of Scandinavian and German ...

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