The American Indian in the Civil War, 1862-1865

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U of Nebraska Press, 1919 - History - 403 pages
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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. Abel makes clear that their participation in the conflict brought only devastation to Indian Territory.

Born in England and educated in Kansas, Annie Heloise Abel (1873?1947) was a historical editor and writer of books dealing mainly with the trans-Mississippi West. They include The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist (1915), also reprinted as a Bison Book. Abel's distinguished career is noted in an introduction by Theda Perdue, the author of Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society (1979), and Michael D. Green, whose Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and Society in Crisis (1982) was published by the University of Nebraska Press.

 

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Contents

THE BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE OR ELKHORN AND
13
LANES BRIGADE AND THE INCEPTION OF THE INDIAN
37
THE INDIAN REFUGEES IN SOUTHERN KANSAS
79
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FIRST INDIAN EXPEDI
91
THE MARCH TO TAHLEQUAH AND THE RETROGRADE
125
GENERAL PIKE IN CONTROVERSY WITH GENERAL
147
ORGANIZATION OF THE ARKANSAS AND RED RIVER
171
THE RETIREMENT OF GENERAL PIKE
185
THE REMOVAL OF THE REFUGEES TO THE SAC
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NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNION INDIANS 221
A-21
INDIAN TERRITORY IN 1863 JANUARY TO JUNE
A-83
ASPECTS CHIEFLY MILITARY 18641865
313
APPENDIX
337
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
353
INDEX
369
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