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Wars, Battles and Conflicts

  • Battle of Little Bighorn (1876): Topic Page
    The Battle of the Little Bighorn took place on 25 June 1876. It resulted in the death of about 265 officers and troops of the 7th Cavalry under the command of General George Armstrong Custer. The battle was the most serious defeat of the US army during the war for the Great Plains. MORE
  • Black Hawk War (1832): Topic Page
    Conflict between the Sac and Fox and the United States in 1832 MORE
  • French and Indian War (1754-1760): Topic Page
    Begun as colonial muscling for control of the Ohio River valley, the French and Indian War (1754-1760) ignited the worldwide conflict between the British and French known as the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) and ended France’s North American empire. MORE
  • Indian Wars: Topic Page
    In American history, general term referring to the series of conflicts between Europeans and their descendants and the indigenous peoples of North America. MORE
  • Plains Wars (1850-1890)
    From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
    Series of conflicts between the Plains Indians and the US Army 1850-90, during the era of US westward expansion. The Great Plains had been promised to the American Indians forever under the Permanent Indian Frontier policy of 1830...MORE
  • Seminole Wars (1817-1818, 1835-1842, 1855-1858)
    From Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
    The three Seminole Wars were induced by white lust for land, irreconcilable cultural differences, and slavery. In the early nineteenth century the Florida borders were in constant turmoil as slaves escaped from Georgia and Alabama and parties of slave catchers roved through Spanish North Florida. MORE
  • Trail of Tears (1838): Topic Page
    Forced march of Indian tribes from the eastern United States to Oklahoma MORE

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  • Navajo Indian Reservation: Topic Page
    Area reserved for occupation by American Indian people in northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. MORE
  • Trail of Tears (1838): Topic Page
    The route along which the United States government forced several tribes of Native Americans, including the Cherokees, Seminoles, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, to migrate to reservations west of the Mississippi River in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s.MORE
  • Wounded Knee (1890): Topic Page
    Site on the Oglala Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, USA, of a confrontation between the US Army and American Indians on 29 December 1890; the last ‘battle’ of the Plains Wars MORE
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