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  • Colonel John Coffee "Jack" Hays (Texas Ranger) (1817 - 1883)
    Col. John Coffee "Jack" Hays (January 28, 1817 – April 21, 1883) was a Texas Ranger captain and military officer of the Republic of Texas. Hays served in several armed conflicts, including the...
  • Captain John Bird, Texas Ranger (1795 - 1839)
    BIRD, JOHN (1795-1839). John Bird, soldier and Indian fighter, was born in what was later Perry County, Tennessee, in 1795, the son of William Bird. After service under Andrew Jackson in the War of...
  • Isaac N. Davis (Texas Ranger) (1855 - 1938)
    Family Data Collection - Births about Nathaniel Davis Name: Nathaniel Davis Father: Rolla M Davis Mother: Margaret Baker Birth Date: 1854 City: Belmont County: Gonzales Cty State: TX Co...
  • Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (USA) (1820 - 1891)
    William Tecumseh Sherman achieved the rank of Major General during the Civil War. Afterwards the rank of Commander, Military Division of the Mississippi, 1864–1866; Commander, Military Division ...
  • Colonel Benjamin Harrison Cheever, Jr. (1850 - 1930)
    Awarded a Medal of Honor, 25 April 1891 for gallantry in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, 1 January 1891 ...

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.

Please create specific subprojects for profiles and be sure to include dates.