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  • Rev. Benjamin Ogle (1769 - 1847)
    Birth: 1769 Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 16, 1847 Iuka Marion County Illinois, USA Son of Captain Joseph Ogle for whom Ogle County, Illinois was named and Druscilla Biggs Ogle. Fought in the Revolution...
  • Brev. Lt. Col. Myles Walter Keogh (1840 - 1876)
    United States Army Officer. A distinguished Civil War soldier who was later killed at the Little Big Horn, the best known battle of the Indian Wars, Keogh first captured the popular imagination as th...
  • James Berry McCroskey (1795 - 1881)
    Indian War Veteran Came to Alabama in 1812 A Pioneer Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 4 2023, 18:08:39 UTC
  • Major Lynde Catlin, (USA) (1827 - 1901)
    ~• Christened at St. Mark's in-the-Bowery Sep 9 1827 ~• Civil War veteran. Served with the Fifteenth United States Infantry. He also served in numerous campaigns in the Southwest against the Indians. ...
  • Jesse Obadiah Wheeler (1813 - 1867)
    Jesse Obadiah Wheeler, Victoria, Texas entrepreneur, son of Obadiah and Ester (Duncklee) Wheeler, was born at Rutland, Vermont, on February 21, 1813. Little is known of his life until he arrived at Vic...

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.