The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory

TitleThe Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsClampitt, Bradley R.
Number of Pages192
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
CityLincoln
Abstract

During the Civil War, since neutrality appeared virtually impossible in Indian territory, the vast majority of territory residents chose a side, doing so for myriad reasons and not necessarily out of affection for either the Union or the Confederacy. Indigenous residents found themselves fighting to protect their unusual dual status as communities distinct from the American citizenry yet legal wards of the federal government. This volume is an examination of the layers of conflicts both on and off the Civil War battlefield. It examines the military front and the home front; the experiences of the Five Nations and those of the agency tribes in the western portion of the territory; the severe conflicts between Native Americans and the federal government and between Indian nations and their former slaves during and beyond the Reconstruction years; and the concept of memory as viewed through the lenses of Native American oral traditions and the modern evolution of public history. 

URLhttps://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9780803277274/
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