Archive for May, 2011

John Lothropp

Published under Colonial,Immigrants on 05/16/2011

The Lorthrops were early arrivals in America, and have accumulated many years of history in this country. Religious freedom was a strong motivator in the lives of the first colonists, and the Lorthropps, too, immigrated for the purpose of being able to worship as they please. The immigrant ancestor, John Lothrop, b. 1584, became a prominent Puritan minister in both Continue Reading »

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The Cherokee Nation and the Civil War

Published under Cherokee Nation,Civil War,Native American on 05/09/2011

The Civil War severely divided the Cherokee Nation politically. The principal chief of the Cherokees, John Ross, initially declared his nation neutral, but was sympathetic with the Union cause. Ross’s political foe, Stand Watie, supported the Confederate states even though most of the tribe had been expelled from southern states. Native American support for the Confederacy can be partially explained Continue Reading »

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