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  • Sgt. Michael Arthur McGann (1845 - 1918)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Michael A. McGann, United States Army, for gallantry in action ...
  • John Hayes (c.1750 - aft.1806)
    See Media Section for Sceenshot of Capt John Hayes/ Emigrant Roll from Okla Falaya to Ark community. Would be for the nephew and in the Atatkapassa District John de la Houseye famiily who were based in...
  • Elizabeth Hartley (1747 - 1834)
    Here Elizabeth Wasson parents Story find it interesting as it tells what happened to Elizabeth and Siblings after the attack. Nancy Means (Sloan, Wasson) This interesting family story was sent ...
  • Simon Magruder Levy, West Point Military Academy Graduate (1774 - 1807)
    Simeon Magruder Levy (January 1774 – March 1807), also known as Simon Levy, was an officer in the United States Army. He was the second overall graduate and first Jewish graduate of the United States...
  • Simon Schoolcraft (deceased)
    Chronicles of Border Warfare - or a History of the Settlement by the Whites, of North Wester n Virginia (Alexander S. Withers, 1831) History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virgini...

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.