Dust in the Wind: The Civil War in Indian Territory

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About the author:
Ethel Crisp Taylor is a Cherokee-Choctaw mixed blood, born in West Texas and grew up in Southwest Oklahoma. In the process of family research she found several members of the families had moved into Indian Territory . She also found she had thirteen family members that served in the Civil War.
This led to the research of what had happened during the Civil War period in Indian Territory. This began a long journey to search out and tell of the battles, forts and soldiers in this place and time. This book is to create a time line of those years during the war.

Dust in the Wind: The Civil War in Indian Territory

Authored by Ethel Crisp Taylor

General Watie's fame as the greatest Confederate Indian continued to spread. His Cherokee Regiment raided along the Fort Smith-Fort Gibson Road, pounding hooves, shrill Cherokee Rebel yell, and blazing guns. They were like dust in the wind, ever on the move, doing their damage and scampering out of reach. Riding with them and cheering them on, were the spirits of the fallen comrades as shadows in the dust. Their torches claimed Union haystacks and mowing equipment, as their bullets claimed Union Indians and African soldiers.
Take a trip back to the 1860's and learn about this little known era of the larger Civil War that was fought west of the Mississippi. The Indian Nations had been forced west by President Andrew Jackson's "Indian Removal Act". This led to seething political rivalries between factions in the Nations. The Civil War further alienated the factions which led to an internal civil war as they chose sides between the North and the South.

Publication Date:
0788432761 / 9780788432767
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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