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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 11. Introduction to the Indian Wars
Chapter 11. Introduction to the Indian wars

No historic label in the study of American warfare is used more vaguely than the “Indian Wars.” Some historians attach the phrase to every white-Indian conflict since the first clash between the Spanish and native people on Hispaniola in 1493, whereas others apply it only to the U.S. Army’s battles with the Plains Indians from 1865 to ...

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