The American Indian and the End of the Confederacy, 1863-1866

The American Indian and the End of the Confederacy, 1863-1866

by Annie Heloise Abel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803259212

ISBN-13: 9780803259218

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


Late in April 1861, President Lincoln ordered Federal troops to evacuate forts in Indian Territory. That left the Five Civilized Tribes—Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles—essentially under Confederate jurisdiction and control. The American Indian and the End of the Confederacy, 1863–1866, spans the closing years of the…  See more details below

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Late in April 1861, President Lincoln ordered Federal troops to evacuate forts in Indian Territory. That left the Five Civilized Tribes—Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles—essentially under Confederate jurisdiction and control. The American Indian and the End of the Confederacy, 1863–1866, spans the closing years of the Civil War, when Southern fortunes were waning, and the immediate postwar period.
 
Annie Heloise Abel shows the extreme vulnerability of the Indians caught between two warring sides. "The failure of the United States government to afford to the southern Indians the protection solemnly guaranteed by treaty stipulations had been the great cause of their entering into an alliance with The Confederacy, "she writes. Her classic book, originally published in 1925 as the third volume of The Slaveholding Indians, makes clear how the Indians became the victims of uprootedness and privation, pillaging, government mismanagement, and, finally, a deceptive treaty for reconstruction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803259218
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Bison Book Edition1
Preface9
IOvertures of Peace and Reconciliation11
IIThe Return of the Refugees35
IIICattle-Driving in the Indian Country73
IVThe Muster Out of the Indian Home Guards99
VThe Surrender of the Secessionist Indians127
VIThe Peace Council at Fort Smith, September, 1865173
VIIThe Harlan Bill219
VIIIThe Freedmen of Indian Territory269
IXThe Earlier of the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866301
XNegotiations with the Cherokees345
Selected Bibliography365
Index379

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