This is a 20 slide, highly animated power point presentation on the American Civil War - Key Figures – Confederate – Stand Watie who was the only Native American General in the Civil War. Each of the slides are editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
Stand Watie was a Tribal Chieftain and the only Native American to be fully promoted to the rank of General in the American Civil War. Like many children of wealthy Cherokee planter families, Watie grew up and received a Western-style education from local Christian missionaries. By the time David Uwatie reached adulthood, had become a wealthy planter who owned African-American slaves.
Once Gold was discovered in Georgia, it began an onslaught of new white settlement that created the Indian Removal Act that pushed the Native Americans on the “Trail of Tears” to a reservation in Oklahoma. Watie supported the legislation but was part of the rift of leadership in the Cherokee Nation.
When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Watie wasted no time in joining the Confederacy, viewing the federal government, not the South, as the Cherokees’ principal enemy. He was commissioned a colonel on July 12, 1861, and raised a regiment of Cherokees for service called the Cherokee Regiment of Mounted Rifles. They helped secure control of Indian Territory for the rebels early in the conflict.
In the Battle of Oak Hills (Wilsons Creek) (August 10, 1861) Watie emerged as a Confederate military hero. Watie, or troops in his command, participated in 18 battles and major skirmishes with Federal troop during the Civil War.
Chustenahlah (December 26, 1861)
Pea Ridge (March 1862)
Cowskin Prairie (April 1862)
Old Fort Wayne (October 1862)
Webber's Falls (April 1863)
Fort Gibson (May 1863)
Cabin Creek (July 1863)
Gunter's Prairie (August 1864)
Watie's two greatest victories were the capture of the federal steam boat J.R. Williams on June 15, 1864, and the seizure of $1.5 million worth of supplies in a federal wagon supply train at the Second Battle of Cabin Creek on September 19, 1864.
Watie was do dedicated to the Southern cause that he refused to acknowledge the Union victory in the waning months of the Civil War. Watie became the last Confederate general to lay down his arms, surrendering his battalion of Creek, Seminole, Cherokee, and Osage Indians to Union Lieutenant Colonel Asa C. Matthews at Doaksville on June 23, 1865.
The presentation covers the following:
Who was Stand Watie?
“Five Civilized Nations”
Indian Removal Act
Indian Removal Map
“Trail of Tears”
Issue of Slavery
Joining the Civil War
His Greatest Victories
Last to Surrender
Legacy & Death
End of Presentation
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