December 26, 1862. On the day after Christmas, in Mankato, Minnesota, thirty-eight Indians were hanged on the order of President Lincoln. This event stands today as the greatest mass execution in the history of the United States. In Over The Earth I Come, Duane Schultz brilliantly retells one of America's most violent and bloody events--the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862.
Praise for Over The Earth I Come
“Duane Schultz's capably research and tautly written Over the Earth I Come reminds us that responsibility for the abomidable events that occurred during the Indian wars cut across ethnic boundaries. If it is less than an inspiring story, it is certainly necessary to any balanced understanding of our nation's expansion.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An eventhanded distribution of the blame and a fine description of the events in this little-remembered bit of our history.” —The Washington Times
“Skillfully interwoven from personal local histories and contemporary accounts--an intimate view of a desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's a poignant as it is tragic.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The result is history that reads like a novel.” —The Denver Post