• Summary
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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 12. Early Indian Wars in California (1850–1860)
Chapter 12. Early Indian wars in California (1850–1860)
At Issue

All of the wars between whites and Indians in California during this ten-year period were caused, directly or indirectly, by disputes over territory. Indians perceived white miners, farmers, and other settlers as having encroached on their traditional homelands.

The Conflicts

The California Indian Wars during this decade included the Mariposa War (1850–1851), the Yuma and Mojave ...

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