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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BETWEEN TWO FIRES: American Indians in the Civil War

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A clear-eyed, provocative history of an often neglected area of Native American and Civil War studies. In this wonderfully complete look at Indian involvement in the Civil War, Hauptman (History/State ... 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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