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I am curious Panorphaeon Send a noteboard - 30/10/2010 03:38:56 AM
to what extent, if at all, the author addresses the complications of the Civil War on the Indian Territory and the involvement of the so-called five civilized tribes (and the other, less well known tribes who shared or bordered their territory). I am reading a book of a Indian history and I am just at the point now that the author is describing the way this war fucked with a group of people who had already been fucked about as much as one can imagine. But there are some interesting details to the matter -- not least is the fact that some Cherokee and other "wealthy" tribesman held black slaves, though this apparently was not the prime reason for their siding with the Confederacy. The politics are kind of interesting. From what I understand the tribes, for the most part, didn't have a choice as the Union was offering them no protection and their territories were adjacent to the South.

It's a facet of history that seems completely ignored, to me, but I suppose in the long line of shitty circumstances to befall the red man, this ranks as just another footnote. Nice review, by the way.
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The Civil War by Shelby Foote. - 28/10/2010 08:25:39 PM 11635 Views
Thank you for the review. - 28/10/2010 08:37:38 PM 1299 Views
If you do, be sure to let me know what you think - 28/10/2010 08:56:15 PM 1284 Views
I will. - 28/10/2010 09:24:00 PM 1317 Views
Interesting. I do have a number of questions... - 28/10/2010 08:38:46 PM 1348 Views
Answers - 28/10/2010 08:52:48 PM 1487 Views
Re: Answers - 28/10/2010 09:22:01 PM 1443 Views
Thanks for the review. - 28/10/2010 11:09:19 PM 1321 Views
You should! - 30/10/2010 05:35:03 AM 1361 Views
Excellent. - 29/10/2010 02:24:56 AM 1483 Views
Chandler's book is excellent. - 29/10/2010 03:28:18 PM 1507 Views
I am curious - 30/10/2010 03:38:56 AM 1517 Views
Foote mentions it. - 30/10/2010 05:34:33 AM 1380 Views
Cool. *NM* - 31/10/2010 02:05:05 AM 724 Views
My brain instantly assumed it would be about Britain. Huh. - 30/10/2010 12:00:54 PM 1291 Views

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