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Native Americans in Rev War in AL

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Native Americans in Rev War in AL

Postby D J Thornton » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 pm

https://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/201 ... nt_kn.html
7 things you didn’t know about Revolution War in AL
5. Native Americans tribes from what is now Alabama fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War.

While many Southern Native American tribes fought in the Revolutionary War, they chose differing sides to support, often splitting factions within tribes, according to the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

During the war-heavy colonial period when European powers were fighting each other and the colonies over American soil, Indians were forced to attempt to stay neutral or choose a side to best aid their interests. Native tribes would support whichever side they thought might help preserve their land and way of life, the University of North Carolina professor Greg O'Brien wrote for the Encyclopedia of Alabama. Read the article here.

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