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  • Gen. John Caldwell, 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1758 - 1804)
    added 26 Feb 2019, Ginnie Oldham From George Shirley: General John Caldwell was the 2nd Lt. Governor of Kentucky, a revolutionary soldier, and an Indian fighter. From : John Caldwell, the eldes...
  • Samuel J. R. McMillan, U.S. Senator (1826 - 1897)
    U.S. Senator. He graduated from Duquesne College in 1846, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced to practice law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Moving to Minnesota in 1852, he engag...
  • Gen Thomas Coverly Lebo (1842 - 1910)
    Son of Jacob G. Lebo and Susannah Coverly.Lebo served throughout the Civil War starting out as a private but soon promoting into the officer corps. He mustered into service as a Second Lieutenant of Co...
  • Frances Harney Johnson "Quis-quas-hum" (aft.1833 - aft.1933)
    wikipedia "Most of his (Philip Sheridan's) service with the 4th Infantry was in the Pacific Northwest, starting with a topographical survey mission to the Willamette Valley in 1855, during which he b...
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    Col Joseph Garrard (1851 - 1924)
    Graduated from West Point 13 Jun 1873 (11th of 41 graduates), appointed 2LT, 4th US Artillery Reg. 1LT: 1 Aug 1875. Professor of Military Science at Georgia Agricultural College 1877-1880. Transferred ...

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.