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  • Brevet Maj. General John Irvin Gregg (USA) (1826 - 1892)
    John Irvin Gregg (July 19, 1826 – January 6, 1892) was a career U.S. Army officer. He fought in the Mexican-American War and during the American Civil War as a general officer in the Union arm...
  • Dr. Joseph Young, Sr. (1729 - 1769)
    Dr. Joseph Young (1728 - 1769) , son of William Young and Susanna Cotton, was born 12 February 1728 at Massachusetts. He was christened on 15 February 1728/9 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County...
  • Granville Henderson Oury, US Congress (1825 - 1891)
    OURY, Granville Henderson, a Delegate to the U.S. Congress from the Territory of Arizona; born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 12, 1825; moved with his parents to Bowling Green, Mo., in 18...
  • Brig. Gen. George H. Burton (1843 - 1917)
    George Hall Burton - Brigadier General, United States Army Born at Millsboro, Delaware, January 12, 1843, he graduated from West Point in 1865. He married Minnie Larrabee on November 24,1870. He was ...
  • Brevet Lt. Colonel Henry C. Merriam (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1837 - d.)
    Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions ...

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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