Children of Columbus, An Informal History of the Italians in the New World
Amfitheatrof, Erik, Little Brown and Company – Boston – Toronto, 1973
The Civil War and Jefferson Davis
Cooper, William Jr. Jefferson Davis, American, Vintage Civil War Library, A division of Random House, Inc. New York. 2001. pgs 564 – 574
Conver, Clarissa, W. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Publishing Division. 1995
Battle Cry of Freedom
McPherson, James. Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 1988
Cherokee Beliefs About Owls
Living in an Ancient Cherokee Village.
The Legends of Confederate Gold
https://southernsentinel.wordpress.com/the-lost-confederate-treasure/ The Lost Confederate Treasure
Italians in American History
FACT: There were comparatively few Italians in America before the late 18th century. In addition to the aforementioned book, see:
FACT: Davis fled Richmond Virginia with the approach of the Union Army and took the remaining gold and treasure from the bank. The exact amount taken is unknown.
FACT: Davis and his cabinet and military did take treasure from the Richmond Bank upon their departure. It was guarded by Midshipmen of the Navy.
FACT: In 1831 the United States Supreme Court t ruled: The Cherokee Nation was sovereign. Thus, according to Justice John Marshall, Georgia had no rights to enforce state laws in its territory. In addition, it made the Indian Removal Act invalid, illegal, unconstitutional and against treaties previously made by the United States. President Jackson refused to uphold the ruling of this case, and directed the expulsion of the Cherokee nation, stating that “Justice Marshall made his decision. Let him enforce it.” The relocation moved 15,000 Indians from their homes to what is now the State of Oklahoma. It cost 4,000 Indian lives on the Trail of Tears.
FACT: The Civil War split the Cherokee Nation as it split the rest of the United States. The Cherokee endured attacks by both the North and the South throughout the war.
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