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  • Haden Harrison Edwards, Jr. (1812 - 1865)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Apr 8 2016, 4:50:19 UTC * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 8 2016, 4:53:44 UTC
  • Col. William George Christian (c.1743 - 1786)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A021762 Col. William Christian: at FindAGrave at Wikipedia William Christian (c. 1743 –...
  • Wilson Gates Nowers (1828 - 1922)
    Joined the Morman Church, 2 March 1851 and emigrated to the United States per “Olympus” that month; served as a major in the local militia during the Indian Wars; city councillor and county surveyor of...
  • Alphonso Webster Stannard (1829 - 1914)
    Married Eliza Jane Hill and then Elizabeth Amy Hill 24 Nov 1856-10 children-parents, Elizabeth Ann Webster & Obediah STANARD. In about 1836 he moved with his parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, was ...
  • Alexander Jenkins (1802 - 1864)
    ) Alexander Jenkins (1802 – 1864) was an American politician. Between 1834 and 1836 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Life The exact dates of his birth and death are not available i...

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.


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.

Please create specific subprojects for profiles and be sure to include dates.