• 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 13. Early Indian Wars in the Pacific Northwest (1855–1858)
Chapter 13. Early Indian wars in the Pacific Northwest (1855–1858)
At Issue

As with the other Indian Wars, those in the Pacific Northwest during 1855–1858 had at their root a conflict over territory. They were also based on a powerful element of cultural conflict between the Christian missionary zeal of some pioneering white settlers and the prevailing way of life of the indigenous people.

The Conflicts

Three wars occurred in this region during the period: the Rogue River ...

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