Native Americans and the Civil War
The DeKalb County History Center is partnering with the DeKalb County Historical & Genealogical Society to present “Native Americans and the Civil War” presented by Sally Walker. This program will be available to a limited number of people in-person, but also through Zoom. It is free, but registration is required (both for in-person and via Zoom).
Sally recently published the book, “Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters.” This regiment was the Union Army’s largest all-Native American company east of the Mississippi River. Walker will present information about the lives and service of more than 20,000 courageous men who heroically served the United States despite being subjected to broken treaties, loss of tribal lands and prejudice.
Walker has written more than 60 books on topics ranging from science to history. In 2006, her book, “Secrets of a Civil War Submarine,” was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most outstanding nonfiction book for young readers.