24 Facts About Indian Wars


American Indian Wars, known as the American Frontier Wars, and the Indian Wars, were fought by European governments and colonists in North America, and later by the United States and Canadian governments and American and Canadian settlers, against various American Indian and First Nation tribes.

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In several instances, the conflicts were a reflection of European rivalries, with Indian Wars tribes splitting their alliances among the powers, generally siding with their trading partners.

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Various tribes fought on each side in King William's War, Queen Anne's War, Dummer's War, King George's War, and the French and Indian Wars War, allying with British or French colonists according to their own self interests.

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Some Indian Wars tribes were divided over which side to support in the war, such as the Iroquois Confederacy based in New York and Pennsylvania who split: the Oneida and Tuscarora sided with the American Patriots, and the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga sided with the British.

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Violence erupted as Indian Wars tribes resisted, and so the administration of President George Washington sent armed expeditions into the area.

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Tecumseh was in the South attempting to recruit allies among the Creeks, Cherokees, and Choctaws when Harrison marched against the Indian Wars confederacy, defeating Tenskwatawa and his followers at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

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Indian Wars's plan was to make a direct attack rather than encircle the Indians.

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Indian Wars's work includes almost nothing on "Indian war parties", and he states that "army records are often incomplete".

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Indian Wars's returned to live with her family, but she missed her children, including her son Quanah Parker.

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Indian Wars was the son of Parker and Comanche Chief Peta Nocona, and he became a Comanche war chief at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls.

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Indian Wars ultimately surrendered to the overwhelming force of the federal government and moved to a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma in 1875.

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Indian Wars was ordered to pacify the plains and take control of the Indians there, and he immediately called General Custer back to command of the 7th Cavalry; Hancock had suspended him.

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Indian Wars'sridan had only 2, 600 men at the time to control them and to defend against any raids or attacks, and only 1, 200 of his men were mounted.

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Indian Wars'sridan attempted to improve the conditions of the military outpost and the Indians on the plains through a peace-oriented strategy.

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Indian Wars'sridan wanted to respond in force but was constrained by the government's peace policy and the lack of well-supplied mounted troops.

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Indian Wars's forces were better fed and clothed than the Indians and they could launch a campaign in the winter months.

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Indian Wars'sridan directed the opening month of the campaign from Camp Supply.

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Indian Wars met with Custer along the Washita River and they searched for Major Elliott's missing unit.

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Indian Wars began negotiations with Chief Little Robe of the Cheyennes and with Yellow Bear about living on the reservations.

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Indian Wars'sridan was called back to Washington following the election of President Grant.

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Indian Wars was informed of his promotion to lieutenant general of the army and reassigned from the department.

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Indian Wars'sridan protested and was allowed to stay in Missouri with the rank of lieutenant general.

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The last remnants of Indian Wars resistance came from Tall Bull Dog soldiers and elements of the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes.

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Indian Wars'sridan left in 1869 to take command of the Army and was replaced by Major General Schofield.

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