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  • Sarah Winnemucca (c.1844 - 1891)
    Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (born Thocmentony, meaning "Shell Flower" in Northern Paiute; c. 1844 – October 16, 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist and educator. Winnemucca was born near Humb...
  • Wahveveh (b. - 1866)
    ) Chief Wahveveh, also spelled Wewawewa (died 1866) was a Northern Paiute warrior and half-brother of Chief Paulina. note : It seems that Wahveveh and his half-brother Paulina had the same father b...
  • Pahninee (1833 - 1867)
    captured at age 25 and held in captivity at Ft. Dalles "He was known for the swiftness of his attacks and his ability to evade capture by both volunteer regiments and U.S. Army detachments under Gene...
  • Chief Winnemucca (Bad Face) (1792 - 1882)
    In Wikipedia A Shoshone by birth but by marriage a leader of the Pauites : Winnemucca, (ca. 1820–1882) (also called Wobitsawahkah, Bad Face, Winnemucca the Younger, Mubetawaka, and Poito), was born...
  • Colonel George F. Taylor (1711 - 1792)
    Colonel of Orange County Militia. Fought in the Indian Wars. Burgess of Orange County, 1748-49, and 1752-58, member of Committee of Safety, 1774-75, member of convention of 1775; vestryman of Epicopal ...

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.