Though Native American participation in the U.S. Civil War is largely unknown, CSU professors and researchers said, tribes throughout the country had a significant impact on the war's outcome. This idea was communicated to a crowd of about 35 students Tuesday through a showing of the History Channel's documentary "Indian Warriors," which illustrated the involvement of noted Native Americans -- Stand Watie, John Ross and Ely Parker -- who changed the course of the war, particularly in the West.
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