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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 1: "Civilizing" The Five Nations

  • Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/15/2018Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 31

In 1861, the Five Civilized Tribes — the Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles — would be faced with the decision of staying neutral or choosing a side in the Civil War. To understand their decision, Chris Calton takes a look at the long history of Indians becoming, in the eyes of Americans, "civilized".

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the 31st episode in the third season of Historical Controversies. You may support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

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