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No one questions the horrific impact of the Civil War on America, but few realize its effect on American Indians. Residents of Indian Territory found the war especially devastating. Their homeland was beset not only by regular army operations but also by guerillas and bushwhackers. Complicating the situation even further, Cherokee men fought for the Union as well as the Co ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Carl Martinez
A fast read, a grabber, though as I'm reading several books for a school project on Indians and the Civil War not really anything new here for me at least, but highly recommended as an introduction for another side to the usual debates on why people fought. American Indians are rarely thought of when the Civil War comes up...this book focuses on the Cherokee who were but one tribe that participated but probably the largest in number and they were as divided as yankee and rebel fighting for both ...more
This is a basic review of the Cherokee nation during the Civil War. For the scholar of history this will be a disappointment. It is very generalized and does not pursue certain subjects such as Stand Waite's wartime activities very well. There are brief glimpses of true insight. Confer's look at the Cherokee home-front and refugees does offer substance to the book; however, it does not go far enough.
Well written but does not go deep enough to satisfy the more than general history reader.
This was a disappointing book that gave only a glimpse of a fascinating and under-examined aspect of the Civil War (and of how many aspects of the war could THAT be said!).
Very informative book about a little known facet of the American Civil War. Anyone interested in this time period should read this.
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