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  • Maj. Charles E. Bendire (1836 - 1897)
    Major Charles Emil Bendire (April 27, 1836 – February 4, 1897) was a United States Army soldier and noted ornithologist and oologist. The Bendire's Thrasher is named for him. Born Karl Emil Bender ...
  • Sgt. Alexander Hamilton Abney (1822 - 1882)
    Alexander Hamilton ABNEY was born on 24 March 1822 in Richmond, Virginia, son of Thomas Hamilton ABNEY and Mary Ann Holmes. Alexander Hamilton ABNEY appeared on a census, enumerated 1 June 1830, in t...
  • Brevet Brig. General Edwin Vose Sumner, Jr. (USA) (1835 - 1912)
    . Edwin Vose Sumner, Jr. (August 16, 1835 – August 23, 1912) was an American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War. He was the son of the more famous Civil Wa...
  • Maj. General Edwin V. Sumner (USA) ("Bull" or "Bull Head") (1797 - 1863)
    Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 – March 21, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a Union Army general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during th...
  • Maj. General William Dorsey Pender (CSA) (1834 - 1863)
    William Dorsey Pender (February 6, 1834 – July 18, 1863) was one of the youngest, and most promising, generals fighting for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the B...

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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