Monday, March 14, 2011

Oklahoma In the War Between The States

The plight of the Indian tribes in Oklahoma during the War Between the States is outlined on a website on the link below.

The Scots-Irish had a complex relationship with the Indian tribes, one of adversaries, but also one of shared values and traditional warrior based society.  As the Scots-Irish followed the frontier there was intermarriage between Scots-Irish and Indian families and alliances and shared kinships.  The Indian Nations in eastern Oklahoma sided with the Confederacy during the war and like the Scots-Irish of the Southern hill country and Uplands, suffered as a result of being on the losing side of that tragic event.  It is nonetheless, and interesting chapter in Scots-Irish history.  In Oklahoma today the Scots-Irish and Indians celebrate and remember their brave ancestors that participated in the war.

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