Item #22022 Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota December 26, 1862 [and] Indian Outbreaks
Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota December 26, 1862 [and] Indian Outbreaks

Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota December 26, 1862 [and] Indian Outbreaks

Buffalo, NY: Hayes Litho Co., 1883. A stunning oversize chromolithograph (16" x 20") depicting one of the darker episodes in Minnesota's history. Following a string of broken treaties and confinement to cramped reservations, the Santee branch of the Sioux, under Chief Little Crow, rose up in the sumer of 1862 and killed some 800 whites, including 100 soldiers. Over 300 Sioux were sentenced to death, but this number later was reduced to 38 as a result of Episcopal Bishop Benjamin Whipple's direct appeal to President Lincoln. Performed publicly on a single scaffold platform, this mass execution remains the largest in US History. The colors are bright and strong; the tan paper is slightly toned; small chip to lower edge; short closed tear on right edge; else a fine copy. Indian Outbreaks Daniel Bucks Mankato, MN, 1904, First Edition 8vo. 284 pp. The frontispiece is a reproduction of the lithograph; additional 8 illustrated plates. Brick red ed cloth with black lettering. A very good copy (previous owner name; front hinge cractked; light wear to extremities) The author states he was present at the hanging of the Sioux in Mankato and vouches that the frontis lithograph is quite accurate, an important first hand account. (Howes B-914). Item #22022

Price: $1,500.00