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dc.contributor.advisorSweet, Julie Anne, 1970-
dc.contributor.authorMcKinney, Jennifer Elaine, 1984-
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. American Studies Program.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-10T13:00:22Z
dc.date.available2009-06-10T13:00:22Z
dc.date.copyright2009-05
dc.date.issued2009-06-10T13:00:22Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5331
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 95-100).en
dc.description.abstractThe Dakota Uprising of 1862 began as a cultural response by the Dakota Indians in reaction to their poor treatment by the United States government. Previous scholarship provides several reasons for the Uprising, often condemning the Dakota’s actions as a violent overreaction to inept government practices. Before the Civil War, the Dakota had signed treaties that gave their lands to the United States in exchange for amenities and food. Crop failure along with corrupt federal government agents made for a volatile mixture that left the Dakota destitute and distressed. At the height of their desperation, the Dakota chose to revolt. Surprised and shocked by the Dakota’s actions, the federal government reacted militantly. Had federal agents listened to warning and understood Dakota culture, the Uprising of 1862 could have been averted.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jennifer McKinney.en
dc.format.extentvi, 100 p. : map.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectDakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865.en
dc.subjectDakota Indians -- Government relations.en
dc.subjectUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.en
dc.subjectIndians, treatment of --- United States.en
dc.subjectIntercultural communication --- Minnesota -- History -- 19th century.en
dc.titleRevisiting the Dakota Uprising of 1862.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studies.en


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