Little Crow and the Dakotas

Boyhood Remembrances of Life among the Dakotas and the Massacre in 1862.

N. P: Minnesota Historical Society Collections, 1915.

Offprint from Volume XV, first Separate edition? This paper was presented at the Monthly Meeting 14 March 1910. Pp. [337]-348. 1 vols. 8vo. Little Crow and the Dakotas. Original pale green printed wrappers. Some light discoloration, else very good. Item #35133

Massacre in the Minnesota River Valley by the notorious Long Crow and his warriors. The author's father was government physician at the Lower Sioux Agency near Fort Ridgely on the edges of the Minnesota River, receiving that appointment in 1861. In August 1862 the author, then 12, spotted some of Little Crow's warriors coming from Little Crow's camp and attacking a waggoner. He took the warning to his father who didn't fully believe him and so was slow to respond to the need to depart, a mistake which led to the murder of his wife, two children and himself, the author being the only to survive. He had been sent to get water. Humphrey describes the massacre and general confusion of the survivors and the help sent from the fort.

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