Aug 23, 2018

B√°xoje in Blue: Ioway Men in the Union Army

"Báxoje in Blue" examines the lives of 50 Ioway, or Báxoje, men who left their tiny reservation on the Kansas/Nebraska border to fight for the Union Army in the Trans-Mississippi West. Because they all served in integrated regiments with their white neighbors, their experiences differed from those Native men who served in the segregated Indian Home Guard units. Author Greg Olson will investigate the reasons the Ioways sent 75 percent of their military-age men to fight for a county that would not grant them citizenship. He will follow the soldiers through the Civil War and discuss the ways in which these Ioway men were forever changed by their wartime experiences.

Time: 7 - 8 pm

Location: Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main St. 

Cost: Free

Contact: Contact Tracy Wegman, 573-526-5296 or for more information

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