38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg | In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but anger won the day. Berg, Civil Wars, Frontier, Worth Reading, 38 Noose, Lincoln, Book Worth, L'Wren Scott, Crows
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