Native Americans in the Civil War: A Forgotten History


Native Americans in the Civil War: A Forgotten History

You don't often hear about it, but Native Americans participated in the Civil War as both Union and Confederate soldiers. Why would Native Americans be invested in a domestic dispute within the United States? After all the battles between Native Americans and American settlers over the previous two centuries, it wouldn't seem the two groups would have any common ground in the Civil War. But they did, and 28,693 Native Americans joined up as soldiers and fought alongside those whom they had previously fought against in other wars. Here's the forgotten history of the involvement of Native Americans in the Civil War, including why they fought and what roles they played...

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