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  • Capt. John Smith, of Jamestown (1579 - 1631)
    Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transyl...
  • Sylvanus Nye (1826 - 1904)
    In the fall of 1855 he enlisted in Company D, 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry; was elected Orderly Sergeant and served in the Rogue River Indian War. After the war he settled on a donation claim in Sam's...
  • Col. Joseph McDowell, of Quaker Meadows (1756 - 1801)
    DAR Ancestor #: A076495 Brigadier General Joseph "Quaker Meadows" McDowell, Jr. Birth: 8-8-1756 - Winchester, Frederick, Virginia Death: 8-11-1801 - Quaker Meadows, Burke, Norh Carolina, United...
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    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A092111 1776 To 1780 Lt., Revolutionary War He was captured when Charleston, South Carolina surrendered...
  • Maj. John Taylor Haines (1864 - 1911)
    Birth: Mar. 8, 1864 Missouri, USA Death: May 11, 1911 Bexar County Texas, USA Contributor, JanMary, states Major John Taylor Haines married Anne Eliza Almy on June 23, 1889. The following is fr...

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.