The Golden Years
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All five tribes started their own government after the removal.
Many Indians feared another removal action by the union and the confederates promised to protect Indians and their lands in Indian Territory.
The confederacy was interested in Indian Territory as a source of supply.
Considering these factors, perhaps the surprise is, that all the Indians didn’t immediately align themselves with the Confederacy.
Fearing a Cherokee civil war more than he feared a white civil war, John Ross became the last chief of the 5 tribes to sign an alliance treaty with the confederates.
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