Albert Pike Schoolhouse - Van Buren, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 35° 26.037 W 094° 21.351
15S E 376928 N 3922011
Quick Description: One of a number of plaques and markers on the Crawford County Courthouse grounds.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 4:51:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMF2M6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

Recent vintage bronze plaque honoring Confederate General Albert Pike and his ties with the Indian Nation. The plaque, which is located near the historic schoolhouse, reads:

Albert Pike

For a time, Crawford County was the home of
General Albert Pike. Pike was a general in the
Confederate States of America Army and was in
charge of the Indian Nation. The Indian Nations
were a vital asset to the soldiers from the
south. The Confederacy named Albert Pike to
negotiate treaties with the five civilized tribes,
which were the Cherokees, Creeks, Seminoles,
Choctaws, and Chickasaws. These tribes played
instrumental roles in the Battles of Prairie
Grove and Pea Ridge. Because of Pike, these
nations were fully behind the cause of the
Confederate Army. This famous Arkansan educated
students in the Van Buren area in a log building
that was later moved to the courthouse square.

The Civil War Comes Home

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