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  • Maj. Pittman Samuel B. Colbert (1787 - 1853)
    This is taken directly from "WHO was WHO AMOUNG The SOUTHERN INDIANS - a genealogical notebook 1698 - 1907 by Don Martini of Falkner, MS and published in 1998. Page 146 Colbert, Major Pittman - Chi...
  • Lieut. Samuel Brown (1749 - 1826)
    Union Cemetery St. Clairsville, Belmont Co. OhioServed in Indian War.Inscription:Samuel BrownLieut Continental LineRevolutionary WarOct 12 1749 Jan 16 1826* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy...
  • Colonel John Monro Banister (1854 - 1929)
    John Monro Banister (August 17, 1854-January 31, 1929), the elder of two brothers who had distinguished careers in the medical corps of the army, was born at Greensboro, Alabama, the son of John Monr...
  • Pvt. James Alexander Fleming, (CSA) (1818 - 1894)
    James Alexander Fleming was the father of Hosea L. Fleming, the grandfather of Ford Fleming and the great grandfather of JT Fleming. He was born on July 7, 1818 in Twiggs, Georgia. He served in the Ind...
  • Lt. James Watson Benton (1864 - 1896)
    USMA Class of 1885. Cullum No. 3093. Twenty-Eight Annual Reunion Of The Association of the Graduates Of The United States Military Academy, At West Point, New York, June 10th, 1897, Seeman & Peters...

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.