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Illustration 1: Northeastern Oklahoma and
surrounding region.
[Illustration 1] with link to higher quality illustration.

Table 2: Military units involved in the
Battle of Honey Springs.
United States Army:
1st Indian Home Guards
 8 companies Creek
 4 companies Seminole
2nd Indian Home Guards
 1 company Shawnee
 1 company Delaware
 1 company Keeche
 1 company Caddo
 1 company Kickapoo
 1 company Osage
 6 companies Cherokee
3rd Indian Home Guards
 12 companies Cherokee
2nd Colorado Infantry
1st Kansas Infantry (Colored)
6th Kansas Cavalry
2nd Kansas Battery
3rd Wisconsin Cavalry
Hopkins' Kansas Battery

Confederate States Army:
1st Cherokee Regiment
2nd Cherokee Regiment
1st Creek Regiment
2nd Creek Regiment
1st Choctaw & Chickasaw Regiment
20th Texas Dismounted Cavalry
29th Texas Cavalry
5th Texas Partisan Rangers
Scanland's Squadron
Gillett's Squadron
Lee's Light Battery

Note: A company at full strength had approximately 100 men; a regiment was 10 companies.

Questions for Illustration 1 & Table 2

1. Examine Illustration 1. What major routes for transportation are near Honey Springs?

2. What advantage does the illustration suggest the United States Army might have over the Confederate States Army because the battle took place at Honey Springs?

3. Now study Table 2. How many Native American tribes are represented on each side? How many tribes have people fighting on both sides?

4. Refer back to your answer for Locating the Site, Question 4. Compare your answer to Table 2. How accurate were you in determining which Native Americans might be more sympathetic to the Confederate States versus the United States? Based on what you have learned in your readings and from Table 2, explain the representation of Native American tribes for each side.

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