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Let me preface my epistle with this, my great-great grandfather was a Southerner who lived in Arkansas and fought for the Union Army. He was a prisoner in Andersonville Prison almost the entire time the prison was open. 907 more words

June 23, 1865: Confederate General Stand Watie Surrenders

Confederate General, and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Stand Watie surrendered on June 23, 1865, the last Confederate general to surrender his brigade.  He and his men had fought throughout the Indian Territory and the Trans-Mississippi theater, participating in more battles than any other Confederate unit in the theater, and waging a guerrilla war against Union supply lines and outposts.  418 more words

Indian Territory

Shadows loomed above us in prairies of Indian Territory. The ‘mountains’ around us were the ones casting the shadows on us. The grass was a golden brown color and crunched under our horses hooves. 616 more words

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New Journal of Cherokee Studies released by Museum

NORTH CAROLINA – The new Journal of Cherokee Studies has just been released by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Volume 32 is now available in the Museum Store and is being mailed to Museum members. 283 more words


Day 3: Sarah Rector

Here is the tale that we all know so well about many of our people.

A young woman by the name of Sarah Rector, from the Indian Territory Oklahoma (Creek Nation)–making her not only black, but Native as well, came into some land and on this land was oil; she was the first black millionaire in Kansas City. 192 more words


Notes for a Memory

This is the story as it was first told to me:
Poppa’s (my great-grandfather) family lived on a small farm somewhere in southwestern Indian Territory (Oklahoma prior to 1907). 342 more words