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The Battle of Honey Springs:
The Civil War Comes to Indian Territory--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at The Battle of Honey Springs: The Civil War Comes to Indian Territory, students learn how the Civil War created fierce conflicts among American-Indian nations who had been moved across the Mississippi River. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Battle of Honey Springs, Historic Site
Visit the Battle of Honey Springs' web pages to learn more about the battle and the Civil War in Indian Territory.

The American Battlefield Protection Program
The American Battlefield Protection Program, a division of the National Park Service, provides detailed on-line publications featuring different topics in the Civil War. Included is a battle summary of the Battle of Honey Springs.

National Park Service Civil War Website
Visit the official National Park Service Civil War Web Site. Offering the current generation of Americans an opportunity to know, discuss, and commemorate this country's greatest national crisis, while at the same time exploring its enduring relevance in the present, the website includes a variety of helpful features and links such as the About the Civil War page that offers a timeline and stories from various perspectives. Also included are links to Civil War Parks, NPS education programs, and much more.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
The National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System is a recently created database containing facts about Civil War servicemen, lists of Civil War regiments, and descriptions of significant Civil War battles. Also on this site is a descriptive history of African Americans in the Civil War.

Historic Places Honoring Those Who Served
The National Register of Historic Places online itinerary Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  This itinerary explains where the idea of national cemeteries came from and their meaning today.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration offers a wealth of information about the Civil War. Use the search engine to access a special collection of photographs covering many aspects of the Civil War. Also search on "Civil War records" to locate comprehensive Union and Confederate records.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress created a selected Civil War photographic history in their "American Memory" collection. Included on the site is a photographic time line of the Civil War covering major events for each year of the war.

The United States Civil War Center
Louisiana State University maintains a Civil War Center that locates, indexes, and makes available all appropriate private and public data on the internet regarding the Civil War. The site features over 4,500 links that promote the study of the Civil War from all perspectives.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Web page offers a look at how one faction of this tribe operates as a Nation today. The site details information on their history, present-day government structure, tribal affairs, customs, and more.

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
The Oklahoma State University Library offers a historically significant, seven volume, on-line compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes.

Native North American Cultures
The Minnesota State University EMuseum provides a virtual tour of Native North American Cultures. Included is information detailing histories of different tribes as well as information about daily life, language, and location.

First Kansas Colored Infantry
Search the Kansas State Historical Society web pages for a detailed history of the First Kansas Colored Infantry at Honey Springs and other battles. Also featured is their regimental flag and its history.


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