An American Native. A Native American. An Indian! Was made a Brigadier General in the Army during the Civil War.
But you knew that. Right?
Promoted to Brigadier General in May, 1864, Watie was placed in charge of the Indian Cavalry Brigade, which was composed of the 1st and 2nd Cherokee Cavalry and battalions of Creek, Osage and Seminole. He achieved one of his greatest successes at Pleasant Bluff, Arkansas on June 10, 1864
And both sides used American Natives in their Armies!
Confederate Indians or Union Indians
And here’s just two Punishments used to correct the behavior of bad Soldiers