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  • Col. Samuel D. Lauderdale (c.1778 - 1866)
    Samuel D. Lauderdale, son of James Lauderdale, was a Colonel in the Creek War under Andrew Jackson, and had the confidence and esteem of his commander and his men. When the Choctaw Indians were moving ...
  • General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860 - 1948)
    John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948), was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Per...
  • Percy Walker, US Congress (1812 - 1880)
    Percy Walker, (son of John Williams Walker and great-great-uncle of Richard Walker Bolling), a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, in December 1812; completed pr...
  • George Whitfield Crabb, U.S. Congress (1804 - 1846)
    George Whitfield Crabb, a Representative from Alabama; born in Botetourt County, Va., February 22, 1804; attended the public schools; moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala.; elected assistant secretary of the Sta...
  • George Andrews, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army (1850 - 1928)
    George Andrews (August 26, 1850 – September 10, 1928) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1912 to 1914.

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.


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.

Please create specific subprojects for profiles and be sure to include dates.