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The Battle of Honey Springs documentary screening at the Bass & Belle Wild West Film Fest
October 8, 2022, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Oklahoma Historical Society is excited to announce that The Battle of Honey Springs, a documentary, depicting the largest Civil War battle to take place in present-day Oklahoma, will be screened on October 8, at 3:30 p.m. at the Bass & Belle Wild West Film Fest at the Roxy Theater in Muskogee.
On July 17, 1863, near the community of Honey Springs in the Muscogee Nation, the United States and Confederate forces battled for control of Indian Territory. Brother fought against brother as members of the Muscogee and Cherokee Nations fought on both sides. Previously enslaved members of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought against their former enslavers and proved themselves to their commanders as they held the center of line. Ten different American Indian tribes fought in the battle, including members of the Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Quapaw, and Seneca tribes.
See the trailer of The Battle of Honey Springs.
The Roxy Theater is located at 220 Okmulgee Street in Muskogee.