Murdering Indians: A Documentary History of the 1897 Killings That Inspired Louise Erdrich's the Plague of Doves

Murdering Indians A Documentary History of the Killings That Inspired Louise Erdrich s the Plague of Doves In February of a family of six four generations including twin infant sons and their aged great grandmother was brutally murdered in rural North Dakota The weapons used were a shotgun an axe a

  • Title: Murdering Indians: A Documentary History of the 1897 Killings That Inspired Louise Erdrich's the Plague of Doves
  • Author: Peter G. Beidler
  • ISBN: 9780786475643
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • In February of 1897 a family of six four generations, including twin infant sons and their aged great grandmother was brutally murdered in rural North Dakota The weapons used were a shotgun, an axe, a pitchfork, a spade, and a club Several Dakota Indians from the nearby Standing Rock reservation were arrested, and one was tried, pronounced guilty and sentenced to be haIn February of 1897 a family of six four generations, including twin infant sons and their aged great grandmother was brutally murdered in rural North Dakota The weapons used were a shotgun, an axe, a pitchfork, a spade, and a club Several Dakota Indians from the nearby Standing Rock reservation were arrested, and one was tried, pronounced guilty and sentenced to be hanged The conviction was reversed by the state supreme court, which ordered a new trial Only a week later, however, a mob of thirty angry men broke into the county jail in the middle of the night, dragged three of the five accused Indians out, and hanged them from a butcher s windlass These events were fodder for hundreds of newspaper articles, letters, and legal documents Many of those documents, including the transcript of the trial convicting one of the Indians and the statement by the state supreme court reversing the conviction, are collected in this work, and, with the author s commentary, tell a disturbing tale of racism and revenge in the pioneer West, one that provided the basic story line for Ojibwe novelist Louise Erdrich s acclaimed novel The Plague of Doves.

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    1. I wanted to read this book before diving into Louise Erdrich's the Plague of Doves, and am so glad I did. It's a long book, methodical and balanced, and I came out feeling that I had been there. Beidler sets the scene by describing the local events near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota that led up to the massacre of the family in March 1897. It was only 7 years after the murder of Sitting Bull and the Massacre at Wounded Knee. The US officials that managed the reservations were corr [...]


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