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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 Confederacy and created their own “brothers’ war.”

This book offers a broad overview of the war as it affected the Cherokees—a social history of a people plunged into crisis. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people—and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.

Confer examines decision-making and leadership within the tribe, campaigns and soldiering among participants on both sides, and elements of civilian life and reconstruction. She reveals how a centuries-old culture informed the Cherokees’ choices, with influences as varied as matrilineal descent, clan affiliations, economic distribution, and decentralized government combining to distinguish the Native reaction to the war.

The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War recalls a people enduring years of hardship while also struggling for their future as the white man’s war encroached on the physical and political integrity of their nation.

 

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Just as the American Civil War was a time of great upheaval for the United States as a whole, so was it for the Cherokee Nation, which as a sovereign nation was involved with negotiations with the Union and the Confederacy, had members involved in the fighting on both sides of the conflict, and even experienced military battles within their territory. Confer (history, California U. of Pennsylvania) presents a history of the Cherokee experience of the war, going beyond mere military history to also discuss decision making and leadership within the tribe, civilian experiences, land losses, and assaults on the Nation's political integrity, among other issues. This is a paperbound reprint of the 2007 edition. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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No one questions the horrific impact of the Civil War on America, but few realize its effect on American Indians. 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 Confederacy and created their own “brothers’ war.” This book offers a broad overview of the war as it affected the Cherokees—a social history of a people plunged into crisis. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War.

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The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people—and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.

About the Author

Clarissa W. Confer is Assistant Professor of History at California University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806142678
Author:
Confer, Clarissa W.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
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Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandw illus., 4 maps
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southeast
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » General

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No one questions the horrific impact of the Civil War on America, but few realize its effect on American Indians. 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 Confederacy and created their own “brothers’ war.” This book offers a broad overview of the war as it affected the Cherokees—a social history of a people plunged into crisis. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War.

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The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people—and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.
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