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  • Brig. General Henry E. McCulloch (CSA) (1816 - 1895)
    Henry Eustace McCulloch (December 6, 1816 – March 12, 1895) was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the Amer...
  • Brevet Lt. Colonel William Ludlow (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1843 - 1901)
    William Ludlow (November 27, 1843 – August 30, 1901) was an officer in the Corps of Engineers and a major general in the United States Army who served in the Civil War, Plains Indian Wars, the...
  • Major William Henry Jordan (USA) (1837 - 1909)
    Colonel William Henry Jordan, U.S.A., retired, who died in Portland April 13, 1909, was born in Piqua, Ohio, June 22, 1837. He was appointed to West Point in 1855 and graduated in 1860. He was assign...
  • James Adams, Sr. (c.1730 - 1789)
    Possibly due to failing health, Robert Addams wrote his Will in Feb 1738. His estate was left to his wife Mourning, sons James and Robert and daughters Judith Clark, Mary Moreman [Moorman], Eliza Morem...
  • Archibald Yell, 2nd Gov. of Arkansas (1797 - 1847)
    From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: Archibald Yell (1797?–1847, Second Governor (1840–1844) Archibald Yell, a larger than life and colorful figure in Arkansas h...

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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