Cherokee Civil War

Date(s) - 11/13/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prairie Grove National Battlefield will be at the library on Monday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Cherokee Civil War. This program looks at the Trail of Tears era through the Civil War, and how the tensions within the Cherokee Tribe led to an internal Civil War that predated the American Civil War (and took place here in NW Arkansas). The tribal tensions present in NW Arkansas greatly determined which Cherokees fought for the Union, and which fought for the Confederacy. The Trail of Tears passes directly through Prairie Grove Battlefield.