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Unofficial integration: Maine Indians and “white” regiments

The War Department required that no “white” regiments, whether regular Army or state-raised, enlist minorities. Blacks could join “black” regiments, and as for American Indians, maybe they could serve with an Indian unit in Indian Territory, a.k.a. “Oklahoma” from statehood onwards. Black was black, white was white, Indians were Indians, and never the trio should […]