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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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