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  • Brevet Brig. General Henry W. Wessells (USA) (1809 - 1889)
    Henry Walton Wessells (February 20, 1809 – January 12, 1889) was a career United States Army officer, best known for his service during the American Civil War, including his surrender of Union...
  • Major Charles Loeffler (USA) (1837 - 1926)
    A German immigrant, he made his career in the army. A veteran of the Civil War and conflicts with American Indian tribes, Major Charles Loeffler served as White House head doorkeeper from the days of U...
  • Brig. Gen. Chambers McKibbin (USA) (1841 - 1918)
    Brig. Gen. Chambers McKibbin, veteran of two wars, died early today at his home in the Wyoming apartment, after an illness of nearly three years. Gen. McKibbin's health has been failing for a number of...
  • Brig. General Henry B. Carrington (USA) (1824 - 1912)
    Henry Beebee Carrington (March 2, 1824 – October 26, 1912) was a lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and in the Old West ...
  • Capt George Silvers Luttrell Ward (1841 - 1901)
    Military Service: U. S. Civil War (1861-1865) U. S. Army a/2Lt 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, 17 May 1863 b/1Lt 5 Oct 1864 c/Capt 31 Oct 1864 d/Honorably mustered out, 7 Aug 1865 Post Civil War: U...

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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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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