Secession and Civil War

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How did the Civil War affect the Native Americans?

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The Civil War caused a lot of rightful bitterness on the part of the Native Americans toward the US government for a variety of reasons. Because of the land grabbing acts of the federal government, the Native Americans had been growing increasingly displeased with the nation, and therefore many found themselves fighting alongside Confederate soldiers in an attempt to weaken the federal government. When the South lost, these Native Americans were further downtrodden.

Additionally, because of the resources used during the Civil War, the government forestalled many payments...

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