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Famous Dakota Chiefs, Volume One

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Famous Dakota Chiefs covers five great Dakota leaders of the 1700-1800s: Wapahasha I, Dakota Hero; Red Wing, Dakota Partisan; Waneta, Dakota Dictator; Inkpaduta, Dakota Outlaw; and Little Crow, Dakota Speaker.

 

Completely revised, updated and indexed, Famous Dakota Chiefs covers five great Dakota leaders of the 1700-1800s: Wapahasha I, Dakota Hero; Red Wing, Dakota Partisan; Waneta, Dakota Dictator; Inkpaduta, Dakota Outlaw; and Little Crow, Dakota Speaker. Dakota chiefs offered a wide spectrum of leadership flavors, many of which overlapped. Relive their struggles in dealing with, or warring with, the Euro-American powers, as well as their troubles in coexisting with other Indian tribes. This volume is about the only one of its kind, backed with up-to-date scholarly research and the no-frills writing style of the author.

  • By: Mark Diedrich
  • Format: Paperback:, 148 pages, 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Publisher: Coyote Books; Revised edition (November 1, 1999)
  • ISBN: 978-1892415011


Reviewers write of the original edition:

  • "The notes and bibliography make this volume a compact and handy reference for anyone interested in the famous leaders of the Dakota." --William K. Powers,South Dakota History.

     

  • "Diedrich presents five biographical sketches, each attempting to illustrate a different aspect of chieftainship: hero, partisan, outlaw, and speaker. As an introductory work it offers the basis for more intensive studies of the Dakota. . . politics."

    --Thomas F. Schilz, Annals of Iowa.

     

  • “Substantial index and endnotes plus a map . . . and photographs add value to this study on Dakota leaders. . . . It illustrates great variety in leadership strategies by band chiefs among eastern Dakota people."

    --Dr. Herbert T. Hoover, University of South Dakota

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