Fort Towson and Doaksville, Oklahoma

native american history month

Over the summer, I had the chance to visit Doaksville, OK–site of the final Confederate surrender of the Civil War. You can read an account of my trip in this blog post I wrote for the anniversary of the surrender. You can also check out the video I did OnLocation for the Emerging Civil War YouTube page here.

Just a few short miles away from Doaksville is Fort Towson, the site of a former military fort. As part of our commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, I posted today another video on the ECW YouTube page that offers a look around the fort. You can check out that video here.

For more information about Fort Towson, visit the Oklahoma Historical Society’s website. There’s information about Doaksville there, too.

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1 Response to Fort Towson and Doaksville, Oklahoma

  1. Diane Mcvey says:

    Thank you,Chris for educating us on the role of Cherokee Indians in the Civil War.This is a topic not often highlighted but so important to know

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