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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A group of college students will be bringing to life the history of one of the most notable Civil War battles in Oklahoma.

The Battle of Honey Springs was the largest battle in what was then known as Indian Territory. On July 17, 1863, Native Americans fought as members of both the Union and Confederate armies at the site outside Checotah.

Now, students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will be serving as tour guides at the historic landmark during a memorial service on Saturday.

It's part of a new class called Historical Interpretation taught by American History assistant professor James Finck.

Finck says the course is meant to show students studying history that there are jobs outside of teaching for them to work toward.

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