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The Civil War in Indian Territory – Parts 3 & 4 - Podcast

Heroes, heartbreak, and epic history—the final TWO episodes of “The Civil War in Indian Territory,” our first four-part OKLAHOMA GOLD! podcast!

Join John and KTOK/iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert for the conclusion of Oklahoma’s greatest and most terrible event, as Indian Territory Natives, white frontiersmen, and former black slaves write the pages of our history in blood and courage in the War Between the States that happened HERE. These are the 69th and 70th episodes of our original OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible! Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

Pro-Federal Creeks and other Natives led by Opothleyahola confront a November 19, 1861 mounted charge by Confederate Colonel Douglas Cooper’s white Texans, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Wayne Cooper’s The Battle of Round Mountain. Courtesy Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund, Inc. and Wayne Cooper.
First Kansas Colored (Black) Volunteers help hold the Federal line during the pivotal Indian Territory Civil War Battle of Honey Springs. Courtesy Osprey Publishing. (
Cherokee Chief and Confederate General Stand Watie’s electrifying nighttime charge under a full moon won the September 1864 Second Battle of Cabin Creek for the South and captured enough booty to clothe his entire army and feed every Confederate soldier and civilian in Indian Territory and north Texas for over a month. Courtesy Steve Warren.
Colonel Tandy Walker, legendary Choctaw Governor and Colonel of the Confederate Second Indian Cavalry Brigade of Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Caddos. Courtesy Neil Taylor (
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