Indians and the Confederacy, Part 2: The Cherokee Nation


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Season 3, Episode 32

After being forced to move west during the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation was bitterly divided into two factions. Although they remained officially unified, the factionalism remained through the Civil War and reemerged as a division between the Cherokee who favored the Union, or at least neutrality, and those who wanted to ally with the Confederacy. Similar to the border states, the decision to join the Confederacy was controversial, and many Native Americans refused to fall in line, demonstrating that the alliance with the Confederacy was not as simple as many historians make it seem.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. You may support this podcast financially at Subscribe today at Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS.

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