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  • Dr. John Woodson, of Flowerdew Hundred (c.1586 - 1644)
    Dr. John Woodson Find A Grave Memorial ID # 67993655 Disconnected as child of Dr. Alexander Woodson Graduated in 1604 from Oxford University. the Oxford graduation record commonly ascribed to D...
  • William "Billy" Dixon (1850 - 1913)
    Indian Campaign Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a civilian scout for the U.S. Army. We was awarded the CMOH for action on September 12, 1874 at Washita River, Texas. His citation reads "Gallantry in...
  • Bvt. Brig. Gen. William Stanton, U.S.V., USA (1843 - 1927)
    William's birth and death information are available at royandsharon.lifegrid.com/STANTON,%20William.htm The following-write-up is available at the above-mentioned URL: During the Civil War, in the...
  • Captain John Barnard Denton (1806 - 1841)
    John Barnard Denton (July 28, 1806 – May 22, 1841, also shown in secondary references as John Bunard Denton and John Bunyan Denton) was a Methodist Episcopal Church minister, lawyer, soldier, and polit...
  • Brevet Major Joseph Daniels (1809 - 1886)
    Joseph Daniels, soldier and civil servant, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 26, 1809. In 1830 he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he raised and was elected first lieutenant of the Louis...

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.

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Notes

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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