Indian Wars by Tribe and Year

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There are probably more wars, uprisings, and campaigns with the Indians and as I add more pages to the site they will also be added here.      

Date War Tribe, State, or Where Fought
1636-1638 Pequot War Connecticut Valley
1675-1676 King Philip’s War Wampanoag and Narragansett, Southern New England
1675-l676 Bacon’s Rebellion Susquehannock, Maryland
1711-1713 Tuscarora War North Carolina
1715-1716 Yamassee War South Carolina
1754-1763 French and Indian War Iroquois, Algonquian
1774 Lord Dunmore’s War Shawnees, Ohio Valley
1774-1784   American Revolutionary War
1779 Six Nations War Iroquois, Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania
1790-1795 Little Turtle’s War Mingo, Miami, Wyandot, Delaware, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians of Old Northwest.
1811-1813   War with Shawnee, Potawatomi, Winnebago, Chippewa, and Wyandot Indians in Indiana
1813 Peoria Indian War Illinois
1813-1814 Creek Indian War Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee
1817-1818 First Seminole War Georgia and Florida
1823   Campaign against Arikara Indians, upper Missouri River
1827 La Fevre Indian War Winnebago in Wisconsin
1832 Black Hawk’s War Sac and Fox Indians in Illinois and Wisconsin
1834   Expedition against Pawnees in Indian Territory
1835-1842 Second Seminole War Florida, Georgia and Alabama
1837   Osage Indians in Missouri
1847-l850   Cayuse Indians in Oregon
1850-1851 Mariposa War Miwok and Yokut in California
1851-1852   Yuma and Mohave uprisings in California and Arizona
1854   Campaign against Jicarilla Apaches in New Mexico
  Rogue River War Takelma and Tututni Indians in Oregon
1855-1856   Yakima, Walla Walla, Umatilla, and Cayuse Indians in Washington Territory
1855-1858 Third Seminole War Florida
1858   Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Palouse, Yakima, and Northern Paiute Indians in Washington Territory
1860 Pyramid Lake War Paiute Indians in Nevada
1861-1886   Campaign against Apaches in New Mexico and Arizona
1862-1863   Dakotas in Minnesota and Dakota Territory
1863   Shoshone Indians in Utah and Idaho
1863-1866   Navajos in Arizona and New Mexico
1864-1865   Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in Colorado and Kansas
l865 Powder River Expedition Northern plains Indians
1866-1868 Snake War Northern Paiute in Oregon, Idaho, and California
1866-1868 Red Cloud’s War Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians in Wyoming and Montana
1868-1869   Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Kiowa, and Comanche Indians on southern and northern plains
1872-1873   Modoc in Oregon and California
1874-1875 Red River War Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Comanche Indians in Indian Territory
1876-1877 Black Hills War Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians in South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming
1876-1879   Northern Cheyenne Indians in Indian Territory, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and Dakota Territory
1877   Nez Perce Indians in Idaho
1878   Bannock, Northern Paiute, and Cayuse Indians in Idaho and Washington Territory
1879 Sheepeater War Shoshone and Bannock Indians in Idaho
1879   Campaign against Ute Indians in Colorado and Utah

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MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 17 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-wars-by-tribe-and-year.htm - Last updated on Oct 28th, 2013


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