The Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7 & 8, 1862, was the first battle of the Civil War in which Indian troops participated. About 1,000 Cherokee, the 1st and 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, fought for the Confederate Army led by Brigadier General Albert Pike. During the battle, these two Cherokee regiments routed two companies of
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George Murrell Historic House
The Murrell House was built around 1845 for George and Minerva Murrell. George Murrell, a wealthy Virginia merchant, married Minerva Ross, niece of Principal Chief John Ross. The family settled in Park Hill at the time of the Trail of Tears with the Ross family. After Minerva’s death, George married her sister Amanda. The Civil
In 1824, Cantonment Gibson (renamed Fort Gibson in 1832) was built and commanded by Colonel Matthew Arbuckle as a western outpost in Indian Territory to rest the growing tension between the Osage and the Cherokees. In 1838-1839, however, the fort took on a new role as a terminus for the Trail of Tears, the forced
Stand Watie – Leader and Survivor
Stand Watie was an influential member of the Cherokee Nation and a Brigadier General of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Born in Rome, Georgia in 1805, he was the younger brother of Elias Boudinot and nephew of Major Ridge. In 1835, Watie, along with his brother and other family members — all part of