Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War

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Simon and Schuster, 1996 - History - 304 pages
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The story of Indian participation on both sides during the American Civil War. Nine different tribal groups are featured and the author aims to show how and why the Indians, who were seeking legitimacy, autonomy and land, were decimated and dislocated in what was their last chance for co-existance.

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Both sides attemted to recruit the support of native Americans during the Civil War. This is a story of those attempts and how they affected Native Americans. Read full review


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Laurence M. Hauptman is Professor of History in the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, and the author of several books on the Iroquois in New York state.

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