Savage Conversations

Savage Conversations

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"May 1875: Mary Todd Lincoln is addicted to opiates and tried in a Chicago court on charges of insanity. Entered into evidence is Ms. Lincoln's claim that every night a Savage Indian enters her bedroom and slashes her face and scalp. She is swiftly committed to Bellevue Place Sanitarium. Her hauntings may be a reminder that in 1862, President Lincoln ordered the hanging of thirty-eight Dakotas in the largest mass execution in United States history. No one has ever linked the two events--until now. "--Back cover.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2019
ISBN: 9781566895316
Branch Call Number: FIC HOWE 2019
Characteristics: xii, 108 pages ; 19 cm


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Howe exposes the connection between the 1875 institutionalization of Mary Todd Lincoln and the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakotas—the largest mass execution in United States history—in a novel that challenges conventional historical narratives.

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Nov 07, 2020

Lyrical, thought-provoking look at widow Mary Todd Lincoln and persecution of indigenous Americans.


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