Category Archives: Military

The War of 1812’s Forgotten Warriors

In the heat of the battles of the War of 1812, Native warriors were sometimes critically important.  They were all but forgotten later. Battle of Queenston Heights drawing by eyewitness James Dennis depicts the unsuccessful American landing on 13 October … Continue reading

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Cherokee Indian Guards at the Battle of Tazewell

During the Civil War, the battle of Tazewell, TN, took place beginning on August 2nd, 1863.  It happened outside of Tazewell, TN at the current location of the intersection of US 25E and Lone Mountain Road where it becomes Little … Continue reading

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Native Warriors and Battles

At the Military and Historical Image Bank, I discovered several renderings of Native people, mostly in military context. The first group shows 6 images, including the Battle of Oriskany, about which I had just been reading.  The Battle of Oriskany … Continue reading

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Nooherooka Website at ECU

Eastern Carolina University hosted the 300th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Nooherooka in the spring of 2013.  In preparation for this even, ECU constructed a website, which I hope they will continue to maintain, adding documents, papers, photos and other … Continue reading

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Call To Action – Native American Veterans Monument in Washington DC

Steve Bowers, a Native American Seminole tribal member and veteran is spearheading an effort to install a memorial to Native American soldiers in Washington DC.  While thousands of Native Americans have enlisted over the decades, at a much higher rate … Continue reading

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Digitizing War of 1812 Records, a Quilt and NY Indian Service Records

The War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, is probably the War we know the least about, and one for which an astounding number of pension and bounty land records still exist for veterans who served.  If your … Continue reading

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Timberlake 1762 Cherokee Map

This map was drawn by Henry Timberlake in March 1762 when he visited the Cherokee.  It gives the number of fighting men and the head man of each town as follows: Mialaquo or the Great Island – 24 under the Governor of … Continue reading

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Christopher Gale’s Account of the Tuscarora War 1711

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Warning – extremely graphic content. Letter from Christopher Gale to [his sibling], including a memorial concerning attacks by Native Americans Gale, Christopher, ca. 1679-1735 November 02, 1711 Volume 01, Pages 825-829 A LETTER FROM … Continue reading

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The Creeks Murder the Traders – 1760

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Letter from Arthur Dobbs to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765 June 14, 1760 Volume 06, Pages 263-264 [B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 72.] Letter from Governor … Continue reading

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George Washington Letter to Tuscarora

The French and Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.  During this time, a significant amount of land was disputed, and fighting took place primarily in these regions and in borderlands.  The Native American tribes were key players, often … Continue reading

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