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Near Sperry in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Chusto-Talasah or “Caving Banks”

 
 
Battle of Chusto-Talasah or "Caving Banks" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, 2011
1. Battle of Chusto-Talasah or "Caving Banks" Marker
Inscription. The Battle of "Caving Banks" was fought on Dec. 9, 1861 between 1500 Texas and Indian calvarymen under Confederate Col. D.H. Cooper and 2500 Loyal Creeks and Cherokees enroute to Kansas with Chief Opothle Yahola. The struggle centered on a log house at the tip of the Horse-Shoe Bend in Bird Creek west of this point. Fifteen Confederate dead are buried on this battlefield. Many others are buried in unmarked graves.
 
Erected 1945 by Tulsa Historical Society of Central High School and the Tulsa Indian Women's Club.
 
Location. 36° 17.118′ N, 95° 56.809′ W. Marker is near Sperry, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on North Delaware Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sperry OK 74073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Chusto-Talasah (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Chustenahlah (approx. 8.5 miles away); Colonial Garden (approx. 8.7 miles away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Gillies (approx. 8.7 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 9.5 miles away); Philtower Building (approx. 9.5 miles away); Pentane (C5H12) Molecular Model (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 23, 2010
2. Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking North
Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 23, 2010
3. Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking West
Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 23, 2010
4. Bird Creek Horseshoe Looking South
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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