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Choosing Sides: American Indians Square off in Southwest Missouri
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TitleChoosing Sides: American Indians Square off in Southwest Missouri
AbstractA look at Indian involvement in Civil War battles in Missouri which "holds the distinction of having been the stage for the only conflict of the war, the First Battle of Newtonia, in which American Indian units of regimental strength faced each other in combat." The battle took place September 30, 1862. Most Indian involvement with the Civil War though, occurred in Indian Territory. Stand Watie, a slaveholding Indian, lead a group of mixed-race Cherokees and was the only American Indian of the Civil War to attain the rank of general. Watie and some of his men fought also at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. Includes a picture of Cherokee Chief John Ross who led the pure-blood Cherokees and advocated neutraility when the war broke out; Stan Watie; and Arkansas lawyer Albert Pike who "was sent into Indian Territory to recruit American Indian tribes for the Southern cause."
AuthorLarry Wood
DateAugust 2008
SourceMissouri Life
LocationMVSC Q 977.8 M6793
Column NameCivil War Series
SubjectIndigenous peoples
Civil wars
Campaigns & battles
Local SubjectIndians
Native Americans
Cherokee Indians
Ross, John
Watie, Stand
Pike, Albert
Civil War
Battle of Newtonia, Missouri
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID218419
CONTENTdm number38110
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