Historical Analysis and Interpretation: Assessing a Source's Credibility
One aspect of assessing a source's credibility is identifying the author and considering his or her bias. Read the account of the Sioux War of 1862 from the February 1863 issue of Continental Monthly.
- Who wrote this account? What in the author's "resume" suggests that he might have had a bias regarding the Sioux War?
- In your view, was the author biased? What passages from the article support your conclusion?
- How can you verify the accuracy of this account of the Sioux War?