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  • Brevet Brig. General Seymour Treadwell Moore (USA) (1824 - 1876)
    Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A 1847 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a Mexican War veteran, he was serving as a Captain in the Quartermaster Corps at the outbreak of th...
  • The Rt. Rev. Henry Benjamin Whipple, First Bishop of Minnesota (1822 - 1901)
    Henry Benjamin Whipple (February 15, 1822 – September 16, 1901) was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americans. Summary of his life Born i...
  • Maj. Gen. John Pope (USA) (1822 - 1892)
    ) John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theat...
  • Brig. General John Chivington (USA) (1821 - 1894)
    John Milton Chivington (January 27, 1821 – October 4, 1894) was a 19th century United States Army officer noted for his role in the New Mexico Campaign of the American Civil War and in the Col...
  • Joshua C. Epler (1840 - 1904)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation: Union State: Minnesota Mustered in: July 14, 1862; Rank In: Private Co.: C Regiment: 9th Minnesota Commanding Officer: Gen. George H. Thomas Served: 36 mo...

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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