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Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising [Kindle Edition]

Steven M. Ulmen
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WE HONOR ALL VICTIMS OF THE DAKOTA CONFLICT
WE FORGIVE THE CRIMES OF OUR ANCESTORS
DAKOTA: "FORGIVE EVERYBODY EVERYTHING"
WE SUPPORT RECONCILIATION EFFORTS BETWEEN CULTURES

FEEDBACK APPRECIATED.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois accepted a copy of "Blood on the Prairie a Novel of the Sioux Uprising" for their archives. President Lincoln was greatly involved in the Dakota Conflict and Sioux hangings. We are honored to have this title included in such distinguished company.

“On the morning of Monday, August 18th, 1862, as if a volcano filled with lava and blood had suddenly discharged its contents upon the earth, the Sioux massacre burst upon the breast of Minnesota, terrific and unexampled, covering her soil with the blood of her children, and, amid horrors of devastation and death, spreading anguish and consternation on every side. The very hour when, dreaming of “Peace and Safety,” sudden destruction came.”

"In a week, and mostly within forty-eight hours, 1,000 persons perished in excruciating pain, 2,000 more were maimed sufferers from the outrage, and 8,000 who before were comparatively well-to-do, were thrown, as paupers, on the charity of individuals, or on the bounty of the state. A stream of 30,000 fugitives rushed down the Minnesota valley,seeking protection int he interior towns of the state, or fleeing to the neighboring states, and even to their New England friends. Not less that $2,000,000 worth of property was destroyed within a belt of two hundred and fifty miles, and in ten counties, nothing was left." - Biography of Henry H. Sibley, Commander of the Indian Expedition.

2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict of 1862, or Sioux Uprising as it was called. The Dakota Conflict caused the greatest loss of civilian life in an Indian war in U.S. history and culminated in the hanging of 38 Sioux at Mankato MN by Lincoln's Union Army, the largest mass execution in U.S. history. We honor the memory of all victims of the Sioux Uprising, forgive the crimes of our ancestors and support efforts of healing and reconciliation between the white and Indian cultures.

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Toby Ryker, chief scout for the Sixth Minnesota, is a red-headed, half white-half Chippewa man. Living life to the brim, he would rather ride the prairies than plow them. But his Sioux neighbors, despairing a life of near starvation and broken treaties, rise up like a prairie whirlwind in September 1862. They mercilessly ravage the frontier, killing more than 1,000 settlers on Indian lands in the greatest storm of death rivaled only by the Civil War battles decimating the South. Ryker must remain loyal to the Army, aid his Indian kinsman or just stand aside. When the outgunned Sioux surrender, Ryker is left with one more bitter duty. Somehow he must find words to comfort the sorrowing wives of the 38 warriors who are condemned to hang. WILLIAM GARWOOD - TRUE WEST MAGAZINE MAY 2009

Steven Ulmen is a master storyteller as evidenced by "The Revenge of Little Crow," his highly praised and self-published historical novel of the Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota that took place in 1862. Now Ulmen has fine-tuned and re-edited that superb novel to make it even better. It has now been enhanced with respect to historical accuracy and published as "Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising." A novel of clashing cultures fought out in the closing decades of the 19th century, this is western historical fiction at its best and recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW - THE FICTION SHELF - DECEMBER 2008

"Steven M. Ulmen deftly blends elements of the traditional western novel with sound historical research to create a fast-moving and strikingly rich account of one of the West's most overlooked events: the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota." JOHNNY D. BOGGS, three-time Western Writers of America Spur Award winning author of NORTHFIELD and CAMP FORD

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"A novel of clashing cultures fought out in the closing decades of the 19th century, this is western historical fiction at its best and recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections." - Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Author Steven M. Ulmen is a native of and resides with his spouse in Mankato Minnesota. He is a descendant of settlers who lived in Blue Earth County when the Great Sioux Uprising broke out in August of 1862. This Indian war culminated in the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors on December 26, 1862, which was and still remains the largest mass execution in US history.

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  • File Size: 295 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Steven M. Ulmen; 1 edition (October 31, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HWSX12
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3.0 out of 5 stars Indians October 24, 2012
By rateit
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The book tells a lot of us what we already know. The Sioux tribe took a real kick in the head after this war with the mass hanging. Should have been dealt with differently although many of the white settlers suffered terribly.
also. It only proved that,after a war,neither side comes out healthy and happy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good historical read. September 6, 2012
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Good read both as a history and as a novel. Stratagy good from BOTH sides and stessed a little more on the Indian side. A really good read!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood on the Prairie September 6, 2012
By rich
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I love any book about history and this book did not let me down. It gave me a view of how a tribe tries to survive .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood on the prairie September 6, 2012
By Biker
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Very good book easy read but I love this type of book as I bought it on kindle .if you enjoy wild west and lots of fights you will like it .
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Steven Ulmen is a master storyteller as evidenced by "The Revenge of Little Crow", his highly praised and self-published historical novel of the Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota that took place in 1882. Now Ulmen has fine-tuned and re-edited that superb novel to make it even better. It has now been enhanced with respect to historical accuracy and published as "Blood On The Prairie: A Novel Of The Sioux Uprising". A novel of clashing cultures fought out in the closing decades of the 19th century, this is western historical fiction at its best and recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glued December 20, 2013
By KLICK
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This book is very well written. Once I opened it I couldn't put it down. I'm not the fastest reader but I sat there and read this book for hours because I couldn't put it down. The author really does a good job and setting the scenes and makes you feel like you are there. Of course you have to be interested in the Sioux uprising in the first place. Great read!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not totaly believable April 22, 2013
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This book might have contained a lot of historical information, but I couldn't get past all the errors and inaccuracies. A lot of the terminology was NOT appropriate to this time period. When one of the main characters is telling a joke, it starts out as a joke about Hans & Hannah, but before he finishes telling it the names have become Ole & Lena. What's up with that????
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Steven M. Ulmen is a retired probation officer living in Mankato, MN with his spouse, Mickie. He has two adult children and two granddaughters. He also has an obese calico cat with an attitude named Maggie who bosses him around a lot, and has the final say on editing manuscript content. He is an antique buyer and seller, dealing in primitive and farm-related items, stoneware, and vintage advertising. Ulmen has written a trilogy of western historical fiction which includes the novels "Blood on the Prairie - A Novel of the Sioux Uprising," "Toby Ryker," and "Deadwood Days." He published the first and third novels himself through Lightning Source. The central, main novel was published by Lulu.com. In addition, Publish America has published his memoir entitled "Bad Moon Arising." He has brought an earlier edition of this memoir, called "Hawkins County" to the marketplace. It is a memoir of the 1970's.

He has published four other memoir/autobiographical books for other authors. These include "Autobiography of a Ghost, "Mind of the Mystic," and "Dreams, Creativity & Mental Health" by Glen A. Just, and "Faces on the Clock" by Larry Bauer-Scandin.

It is the goal of Steven M. Ulmen to write and to publish books that are entertaining, educational, and inspirational, and that contribute to the literature of the world.

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