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The Indian Campaigns

The Indian Campaigns

Part One: It's All About Silver and Cattle

Part One: It's All About Silver and Cattle

As men began choosing sides and preparing to fight in America's Civil War, men in the West also were preparing to fight for their lands and their way of life: The warriors of America's Indian tribes.

The Indian Wars of 1861-1865 are a little-recognized facet of America's Civil War, but it was a struggle that both Union and Confederate troops faced west of the Mississippi River.

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The Indian Campaigns

Part Two: War Against the Apaches, Navajos

Part Two: War Against the Apaches, Navajos When the federal government at the start of the Civil War ordered regular Army troops to return to the East to fight Confederate forces, it created a power vacuum in the West.

"The Apaches watched the Army ride off, abandoning many frontier forts as t...
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The Indian Campaigns

Part Three: The War Turns to Some of the Bloodiest Fighting

Part Three: The War Turns to Some of the Bloodiest Fighting In 1862, the town of New Ulm, Minnesota was a small, quiet settlement, mostly made up of German immigrants who had come to America eager to find a new life in the New World. They were farmers, shopkeepers and tradesmen. They were families-mothers, fa...
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Civil War and the West
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