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  • Lt. Col. John Henry Antes Jr. (1736 - 1820)
    John Henry Antes settled along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River about 1772. His property was on the very edge of the Pennsylvania frontier. Antes’ neighbors on the north side of the West...
  • Capt. Samuel Daugherty (1753 - 1779)
    Killed near Ft. Freeland by Indians. Fifteen were killed that day and two wounded. "This engagement took place at McClung's place, above Milton." Colonel Kelly buried the dead at the fort. Captain Sa...
  • George Albert Dagwell (1841 - 1906)
    Lieutenant George A. Dagwell, CO. C, 11th New York Cavalry, was wounded and taken prisoner at Fairfax Court House on June 27,1863 11th, New York Cavalry Known as Scott's 900 . George A.Dagwell age ...
  • General Earl Van Dorn (CSA) (1820 - 1863)
    Born 20 September 1820 at Port Gibson, MS. Educated in Baltimore. Appointed to West Point class of 1842 by President Andrew Jackson ("Uncle Andrew"); Earl finished 52nd in a class of 56 men he was to f...
  • Henry Hastings Sibley, Governor, Maj. General (USA) (1811 - 1891)
    Henry Hastings Sibley (20 February 1811-February 18, 1891), was the first Governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota. was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 20, 1811. During the Civil War, he was ass...

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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