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  • Gen. Grenville Dodge (USA), US Congress (1831 - 1916)
    Grenville Mellen Dodge[1] (April 12, 1831 – January 3, 1916) was a Union army officer on the frontier and during the Civil War, a U.S. Congressman, businessman, and railroad executive who help...
  • Jesse Kimball (1760 - 1857)
    Jesse Kimball served three months in the Revolutionary War as a substitute for his brother, Samuel, who had the measles and couldn't go to war. Jesse was discharged at New London by Captain Shapley in ...
  • Colonel William R. Montgomery (USA) (1801 - 1871)
    Commanded the 1st New Jersey Regiment at the First Battle of Bull Run. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- William Reading Montgomery: Born July 10,...
  • Chief Bull Bear (Cheyenne) (1816 - 1892)
    Bull Bear was a Dog Men (Dog Soldier) leader by 1863, Father P.J. Powell stated he was then 4th chief of this band among Tall Bull, White Horse and Little Robe. In 1864 he represented the Dog Men at ...
  • Major Frank North (1840 - 1885)
    Frank Joshua North (1840-1885), was an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. He is most well known for organizing and leading the Pawnee Scouts from 1865 to 1877. Early l...

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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