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Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey

Author: Walt Bachman
Publisher: Bloomington, Minnesota : Pond Dakota Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Separated from his mother when their master sold her, Joseph Godfrey grew up in bondage serving Minnesota's fur-trade elite. Escaping his masters' beatings, Godfrey sought refuge among the Dakota Indians who had befriended him as a child slave. Conscripted to join Dakota warriors in the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, Godfrey became the first of hundreds of men tried by a military court when the six-week war ended.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Godfrey; Joseph Godfrey; Schwarze
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Bachman
ISBN: 9780985009908 098500990X
OCLC Number: 834638705
Description: xx, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Northern slave --
Godfrey's early years --
Flight to freedom --
Fugitive slave, new reservation --
Part II: Black dakota --
The war --
Camp release --
Godfrey's trial --
Chained alone --
The cookhouse trials --
Waiting for Lincoln --
Atop the pile of cases --
The prison years --
Life and death at Santee.
Other Titles: Life and times of Joseph Godfrey
Responsibility: Walt Bachman.

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"Separated from his mother when their master sold her, Joseph Godfrey grew up in bondage serving Minnesota's fur-trade elite. Escaping his masters' beatings, Godfrey sought refuge among the Dakota Indians who had befriended him as a child slave. Conscripted to join Dakota warriors in the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, Godfrey became the first of hundreds of men tried by a military court when the six-week war ended. Commander Henry Sibley, who created the court, was one of Godfrey's former masters. Sibley approved the death sentences of Godfrey and 302 Dakota soldiers. In this riveting biography, historian and retired trial lawyer Walt Bachman untangles the thorny questions that tangle Godfrey's story: How was he enslaved in free territory? Did his testimony send 38 Dakota men, including his father-in-law, to the gallows? Bachman argues that the 1862 Dakota War trials that ended with the largest mass execution in U.S. history, were both more just, and more unfair, than we've ever guessed."--Amazon.com.

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