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General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians

by Cunningham, Frank
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0806130350

As the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army, Stand Watie and his fellow Cherokee played an important role in frustrating Union plans west of the Mississippi River. Watie quickly earned the respect of Southern officials with his unflagging loyalty and daring raids. So convinced was Watie of the Southern cause that he did not lay down his arms until June 1865, two months after General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox.

review of General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians, by Cunningham, Frank, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).