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  • Col. Abraham Owen (1769 - 1811)
    Owentown, KY is named after him. Read the story here. Killed at the battle of Tippecanoe in the fall of 1811- War gathered due to the discontent of the Indians under their great leader Tecumseh a one...
  • Brig Gen Allison Nelson (CSA) (1822 - 1862)
    Allison Nelson (March 11, 1822 – October 7, 1862) was the ninth mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a brigadier general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. His father, Joh...
  • Maj. Thomas Mower McDougall, USA (1845 - 1909)
    Captain, commanding Company B, 7th US Cavalry, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1876. Survived the Battle. The son of Brevet Brigadier General Charles McDougall (Army Medical Corps) and Ma...
  • Amos Gates (1799 - 1883)
    Texas State Historical Association GATES, AMOS (1799–1883). Amos Gates, said to be the first settler in Washington County, was born in Kentucky on July 25, 1799, the son of William Gates. Th...
  • 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...

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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