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  • Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (USA) (1820 - 1891)
    William Tecumseh Sherman achieved the rank of Major General during the Civil War. Afterwards the rank of Commander, Military Division of the Mississippi, 1864–1866; Commander, Military Division ...
  • Colonel Benjamin Harrison Cheever, Jr. (1850 - 1930)
    Awarded a Medal of Honor, 25 April 1891 for gallantry in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, 1 January 1891 ...
  • 2nd Lt. Guy Henry Preston, 9th US Cavalry (1864 - 1952)
    Twenty-six-year-old Lieutenant Guy Henry Preston was the youngest officer at Wounded Knee. He was assigned to the 9th Cavalry and was serving as a platoon leader in A Troop, U.S. Indian Scouts. He was ...
  • 1st Lt. John Kinzie (1850 - 1914)
    First Lieutenant John Kinzie was the forty-year-old Acting Adjutant of the 2nd Infantry Regiment and was present at Wounded Knee as an observer. He was wounded in the foot during the opening volley. He...
  • 1st Lt. Charles William Taylor, 9th US Cavalry (1856 - 1939)
    Thirty-four-year-old First Lieutenant Charles William Taylor, 9th Cavalry, commanded A Troop, U.S. Indian Scouts, at Wounded Knee and White Clay Creek. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1916 and...

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.

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