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Wars, Battles and Conflicts
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.
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.
Seminole Wars (1817-1818, 1835-1842, 1855-1858)
From Britannica concise encyclopedia
Three conflicts between the U.S. and the Seminole Indians of Florida.
Black Hawk War (1832): Topic Page
Conflict between the Sac and Fox and the United States in 1832.
Trail of Tears (1838): Topic Page
Forced march of Indian tribes from the eastern United States to Oklahoma.
Plains Wars (1850-1890)
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia
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, but had been increasingly invaded from the 1840s and the Indians forced onto Indian reservations.
Battle of Little Bighorn (1876): Topic Page
The Battle of the Little Bighorn took place on June 25, 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.