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Honey Springs Battlefield, McIntosh County. Tulsa World file

RENTIESVILLE — Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center will host a presentation Saturday about a Native American Civil War unit that was involved at Honey Springs and in other battles.

Rogers State University history professor Jane Johansson will lead the program, titled “The First Indian Home Guard.” It’s set for 1 p.m. at the center.

The program is free, but donations are appreciated.

Johansson is editor of the book “Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier.”

The unique unit was made up of whites, refugee Muscogee Creeks and Seminoles, and African Creeks.

The center is at 11th Street and Gertrude Avenue in Rentiesville.

For more information, call 918-473-5572.


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