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  • Bland Ballard (1761 - 1853)
    Bland Ballard (October 16, 1761 – September 5, 1853) was a soldier and statesman from Kentucky. -------------------------------------------- Bland Ballard was born at Fredericksburg, Virgi...
  • John J. Hardin (Major Gen. Illinois Militia) (1810 - 1847)
    John J. Hardin (January 6, 1810 – February 23, 1847) was a U.S. Representative and militia general from Illinois. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, Hardin pursued classical studies and was gradua...
  • Gen. George B. Crittenden (CSA) (1812 - 1880)
    George Bibb Crittenden (March 20, 1812 – November 27, 1880) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Black Hawk War, the Army of the Republic of Texas, the Mexican-American Wa...
  • Squire Boone III (1760 - 1817)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for South Carolina with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A012130 Squire Boone succumbed to wounds he suffered at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend during the Cree...
  • Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (1808 - 1882)
    Levi Day Boone (December 6, 1808 – January 24, 1882) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1855–1856) for the American Party (Know-Nothings). Early life Boone was born near Lexingto...

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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