At 5 p.m. on Feb. 21, the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table will host historian Fay Yarbrough, discussing her recent book “Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country.”
Yarbrough’s lecture will examine the Choctaw Nation forming an alliance with the Southern Confederacy during the Civil War. Her talk will focus on why the Choctaw Nation aligned with the Confederacy and many Choctaw men served in Confederate military units.
Yarbrough teaches history at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She earned her doctoral degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Her first book, “Race and the Cherokee Nation,” examined Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policies and the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Cherokee Nation. Her areas of expertise include 19th century American history, Civil War, Native studies, along with African American history and women’s studies.
Yarbrough’s lecture will be in the Copper Auditorium located on the lower level of the Civic Center branch of the Scottsdale Public Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. Doors open at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table. Come early to meet the author, members, guests and browse the books.
All are welcome to attend the lectures free of charge. Speakers are well-known Civil War experts from around the country. The Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable holds meetings every month from September through May. The group supports battlefield preservation. For more information and to view the current schedule, visit www.scottsdalecwrt.org.
To join the Zoom meeting (ID 876 3592 9568), go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87635929568?pwd=bFdlM2IwS3VEYXVySGVVN0JPZUdMUT09. Use passcode 734714.