Henry Hastings Sibley

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  • The Criticism Of George Henry Hastings Sibley

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    criticism of Gov./Col. Sibley justified? Describe what his explanations were and the arguments of those who wanted him to hurry up. Draw a conclusion evaluating which arguments were best. Governor Henry Hastings Sibley is a memorable figure in Minnesota history, but one that is laced with controversy and suspicion. These controversies extend from his early career in fur trading to his leadership of Minnesota’s militia in the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. The criticism of Governor Sibley was mainly because

  • What Are The Reasons Behind Colonel Sibley's Decisions

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    During the Great Sioux uprising in 1862, in Minnesota, the Colonel during the war was Henry Hastings Sibley. Since he was the Colonel, he was in charge of sending in troops, reinforcements, food to the soldiers, and a strategic game plan. There was one factor that the civilians of the state of Minnesota and others did not like about Colonel Sibley, however. He was very slow to make his decisions on when to attack the Native Americans. Some of his explanations or excuses were requests for additional

  • George Bonga And The Fur Trade

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    There is theory in the matter of whether Henry Hastings Sibley used slave work at his exchanging post, since it is vague in respect to regardless of whether Joe Robinson, his cook, was a free man (Green). At times these slaves were liberated by their experts, yet frequently they remained part of the exchange

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