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Question of the Week: 11/25-12/1/19

Reflecting on Native American Heritage Month, is there an account or native person from the Civil War era that you feel is important and overlooked?

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Book Review: The Three Battles of Sand Creek

Sand Creek. I’d been reading about the Civil War for probably a full ten years before I’d ever heard about it. Granted, it’s an incident that aligns more with the Plains Wars than the Civil War, but considering the event … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Museum at Gateway Arch

The St. Louis Arch is an iconic monument and symbol in the United States, a celebration of frontiers, vision, and courage. But as I entered the museum (which is located underground, below the arch itself), I wondered what type of … Continue reading

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Deerskin and Eagle Buttons: Ely Parker and his Two Worlds

The roar of the waterfall drowned out any noise of the crying child cuddled in his mother’s arms. He was born in a simple log cabin built to overlook the falls of Tonawanda Creek on the Tonawanda Seneca reservation. Within … Continue reading

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Fort Towson and Doaksville, Oklahoma

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 … Continue reading

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Union Warriors of the Trans-Mississippi West – The Indian Brigade

Particularly in the Trans-Mississippi West, Native American loyalty and animosity was quite a complex issue. Frustrations with white settlers had simmered for approximately two centuries by the time of the Civil War and Native Americans in the west were forced … Continue reading

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Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters at Spotsylvania

Last Sunday, I went walking along Burnside Drive in Spotsylvania National Battlefield. I started at the Michigan Marker and one of the regiments listed there was the main reason I came to this location to walk and think about Native … Continue reading

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Native Americans & The Civil War

November is Native American Heritage Month. Across the United States, many historical museums, research libraries, and organizations take this opportunity to highlight the culture and experiences of Native Americans in a particular region or era of history. Looking through the … Continue reading

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