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  • Zachary S. Taylor, 12th President of the USA (1784 - 1850)
    Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the 12th President of the United States. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military c...
  • Andrew Jackson Pennock (1827 - 1894)
    Per enrty for Henriette Chandler: Henrietta Eliza, b. 13 Dec., 1830; m. 25 Dec., 1848, Jackson Pennock, who was b. 19 Aug., 1827, a brother of her sister's husband. He enlisted and served as lieutena...
  • Capt. William W. S. Bliss (1815 - 1853)
    He received an A.M. from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire in 1848. He was a member of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries of Copenhagen, Denmark and an Honorary Member of the American Ethnologica...
  • Brevet Maj. General Marsena R. Patrick (USA) (1811 - 1888)
    Marsena Rudolph Patrick (March 15, 1811 – July 27, 1888) was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the America...
  • Brig General Roger Jones (USA), Inspector General of the U.S. Army (1831 - 1889)
    ) * Roger Jones (February 25, 1831–January 26, 1889) served as Inspector General of the U.S. Army from 1888 to 1889. His father by the same name served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army f...

Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between White settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. (This is a Master Project. We need help with expanding and fleshing out this project!)

The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous populations westwards. The wars were spurred by ideologies such as Manifest Destiny, that held that Anglo-Saxon Europeans were destined to expand from coast to coast on the American continent, and which resulted in the policy of Indian removal by which Indigenous peoples were removed from the areas where Europeans were settling forcefully or by means of voluntary exchange of territory through treaties.

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This is the "master" or "umbrella" project for a series of conflicts, from 1637's Pequot War through the Wounded Knee massacre and "closing" of the American frontier in 1890.

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