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The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist
"[Abel's] story is a tragic one, but leaving it untold would be a greater tragedy. Native American southerners shared the experience of the Civil War with other Americans, and their involvement in that upheaval had as profound an effect on their subsequent history. Abel's was the first serious telling of that story."--Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green. The secession of sou ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by University of Nebraska Press
(first published June 1972)
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This book was written a century ago. It's a topic that needs to be taught in schools, because it's a part of American history that isn't discussed at all. Nothing is taught at this depth about the role of Indians as slaveholders, their relationship with the Confederacy, and how the Confederacy viewed the Indian as an equal ally. I enjoyed every chapter and am impressed at the apparent thorough research the author conducted to put together this outstanding book. It was easy to read and follow, an ...more