Native American in the Civial War

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Joel Fernando
11-11-08
HIST-281 WI
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Native Americans in the Civil War The American Civil War was fought between the Unions, from the northern region of America, and the Confederacy, from the southern region of America. A war that was started because of slavery and fought between western europeans and incidentally people who live on the land such as Native American. The battles fought were all over the land in America. So, if a territory was on the land, then the people who lived there would inevitably get involved with the war. Battles were fought on indian territory, and as a result many Native Americans got involved in with the Civil War. The reason why Native Americans got involved in the Civil War was because they were recruited by the Confederate or the Union to fight for their territory. Between 1861 to 1865 Native Americas fought truculently for themselves in each battle in the Civil War. It was their right to fight for territory, which gave them a choice to fight or another choice to move their lifestyle and their culture to another place. The territory that the Native Americans had were so important to them because of the natural resources and knowledge they had from the land. Moving to a different place would be difficult because they would have to start over from nothing. Many Native Americas thought they could try and avoid the war, but it was uneasy to ignore the Civil War. Native American tribes would try to completely avoid confutation between the North and the South by moving into the mountains in the far west, but the problem with moving is intercepting between other Native American tribes and their territory. A couple thousand native Americans accepted the war and join the Confederate or the Union Army. There were different types of Native American tribes that fought in the Civil War and sided between the Union…...

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