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Native Americans in the War of 1812

Treaty with the Creeks, 1814

Treaty with the Creeks, 1814

Charleston, South Carolina
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Many Native Americans were drawn into the War of 1812, which began between the newly formed United States and the British. Tribes fought on both sides and seldom benefited from their participation. Alan Taylor, Pulitzer prize-winning historian and author of "The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies,” discusses the many ways in which Native Americans suffered from the War of 1812. He spoke at a War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina hosted by the Citadel and the Old Exchange Building.

Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:41am (ET)

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