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“The Indian Nations and the Civil War” presentation by author Dr. Clint Crowe

January 25, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.

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Dr. Clint Crowe, Oklahoma professor and newly published author of the book Caught in the Maelstrom: The Indian Nations in the Civil War, will present a program based on his new book about the history of American Indian nations in the Civil War at Honey Springs Battlefield on Saturday, January 25, at 1 p.m.

Caught in the Maelstrom chronicles the often-overlooked experiences of the Five Tribes—the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole—during America’s Civil War. From 1861 to 1865, the Indians fought their own bloody civil war on lands surrounded by Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas. The book reveals the complexity and the importance of this war within a war, and explains how it affected the surrounding states in the Trans-Mississippi West and the course of the war that engulfed the country. Crowe’s well-written study is grounded in a plethora of archival resources—newspapers, diaries, letter collections, and other accounts.

Dr. Clint Crowe is assistant professor of history and political science at Tulsa Community College. He performed his doctoral studies under Dr. Daniel Sutherland at the University of Arkansas, and began this work as his master’s thesis under Dr. Brad Agnew at Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Caught in the Maelstrom is based on his dissertation, and is his first book.

For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or alynn@okhistory.org, or call 918-473-5572. Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of US Highway 69 between Oktaha and Checotah. The visitor center is located on a hill in close proximity to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving from the west).


January 25
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
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Honey Springs Battlefield
423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426