Summary: The First American Civil War

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Indians first started the Civil War in 1861, these tribes consisted of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. Colonel Stand of the Waite Cherokee Mounted Rifles was able to capture Union Army members in the Battle of Pea Ridge. Hundreds of Indians joined the Union. In 1862, in the Indian Territory, a brigade of all Indians was organized.
For the next 30 years Indian wars occurred across the Great Plains from 1860 to 1890. The Crow and Pawnee tribes fought against regular army soldiers, against their own tribal enemies. Lakota Sioux helped the army wipe out tribal resistance. During 1866 the United States Congress authorized the enlistment up to 1,000 Indians as scouts.
All Native Americans who served in the United States military conflicts were individuals who fought long …show more content…

Indians fought for the United States to try and stop them from taking their land. Michigan sharpshooters enlisted more than 150 Ottawa, Chippewa, Delaware, Huron, and used their own ships to attack them. Sharpshooters received extra training. Fellow soldiers often made uncomplimentary remarks.
Native Americans living on the frontier confronted a different situation. Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole can still be called newcomers. Each of the five southeastern Indian nations decided independently which side to go with. Having to carry their Indian removal two decades before.
March 7th and 8th marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Ross and Waite were both slaveholders. In North America, when the French power was overthrown, the entire Creek nation came under the English influence. Lands in the United State were ceded in 1802 also. General Jackson led soldiers and others, going deep into the Creek country. In 1813 soldiers ravaged a lot of the important parts of it, destroyed towns, and 2,000 Creek warrior were captured. They were thoroughly subdued, and truth be told, the troops destroyed the Creek

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