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  • Lt. Jonathan Delano (1647 - 1720)
    Lieut. Jonathan Delano was born 1648 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA and died 23 DEC 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. parents: Philip Delano b: BEF 7 DEC 1603 in Leiden, Holland and Hester Dewsbery...
  • General William Crozier (1855 - 1942)
    William Crozier (Carrollton, Ohio, February 19, 1855 – November 11, 1942) was an American artillerist and inventor. Born at Carrollton, Ohio on February 19, 1855, Crozier was the son of Robert C...
  • Brevet Colonel Dunbar R. Ransom (USA) (1831 - 1897)
    Dunbar R. Ransom commanded Union artillery in the American Civil War. Early life Dunbar Ransom was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 10, 1831 but moved to Vermont. He is listed as t...
  • Brig. General John Breckinridge Babcock (1843 - 1909)
    John Breckinridge Babcock (February 7, 1843[1] – April 26, 1909) was a US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars. (Note - his obituary in the New Y...
  • Brig. General Charles S. Sumner (1842 - 1937)
    Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842–1937) was a United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War. Sumner was born in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsy...

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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