The American Indian in the Civil War, 1862-1865

Synopsis

Annie Heloise Abel describes the 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, a bloody disaster for the confederates but a glorious moment for Colonel Stand Watie and his Cherokee Mounted Rifles. The Indians were soon enough swept by the war into a vortex of confusion and chaos. Able makes clear that their participation in the conflict brought only devastation to Indian Territory.

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