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The Resource After Wounded Knee : correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891, edited and with an introduction by Jerry Green

After Wounded Knee : correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891, edited and with an introduction by Jerry Green

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After Wounded Knee : correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891
Title
After Wounded Knee
Title remainder
correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891
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edited and with an introduction by Jerry Green
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Language
eng
Summary
On a cold winter's morning more than a century ago, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry attacked and killed more than 260 Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. In the aftermath, the broken, twisted bodies of the Lakota people were soon covered by a blanket of snow, as a blizzard swept through the countryside. A few days later, veteran army surgeon John Vance Lauderdale arrived for duty at the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Shocked by what he encountered, he wrote numerous letters to his closest family members detailing the events, aftermath, and daily life on the Reservation under military occupation. He also treated the wounded, both Cavalry soldiers and Lakota civilians. What distinguishes After Wounded Knee from the large body of literature already available on the massacre is Lauderdale's frank appraisals of military life and a personal observation of the tragedy, untainted by self-serving reminiscence or embellished newspaper and political reports. His sense of frustration and outrage toward the military command, especially concerning the tactics used against the Lakota, is vividly apparent in this intimate view of Lauderdale's life. His correspondence provides new insight into a familiar subject and was written at the height of the cultural struggle between the U.S. and Lakota people. Jerry Green's careful editing of this substantial collection, part of the John Vance Lauderdale Papers in the Western Americana Collection in Yale University's Beinecke Library, clarifies Lauderdale's experiences at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
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Lauderdale, John Vance
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($#.'/?
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
E83.89
LC item number
.L38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Green, Jerry R
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  • Lauderdale, John Vance
  • Lauderdale, John Vance
  • United States
  • Physicians
  • Lakota Indians
  • Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890
  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
  • General Surgery
  • Indians, North American
  • Military Medicine
  • Warfare
  • South Dakota
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After Wounded Knee : correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891, edited and with an introduction by Jerry Green
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
32970358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780870134050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95035471
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
After Wounded Knee : correspondence of Major and surgeon John Vance Lauderdale while serving with the army occupying the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1890-1891, edited and with an introduction by Jerry Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32970358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780870134050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95035471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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