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American Indian Wars * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The American Indian Wars, a series of conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans which took place in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, were complex, brutal and many. An official American Indian Wars * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The American Indian Wars, a series of conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans which took place in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, were complex, brutal and many. An official United States Census report published in 1898 noted at least 40 wars which had taken place in the previous 100 years. The total number of individual wars probably numbers well over 100, though many were localized and on a very small scale. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Colonial Period ✓ Washington Takes on the Northwest Territory ✓ Andrew Jackson and the Seminole Wars ✓ Wars in the Wild West ✓ Sheridan’s Wars ✓ The Road to the Wounded Knee Massacre And much more! The American Indian Wars were often bafflingly different, each with its own specific causes and precipitating factors. Yet each was also essentially similar: These wars was fought for possession of land. As white settlers gradually spread over what is now the United States of America, they encountered Native American tribes. The white settlers wanted to create farms and ranches. The tribes wanted the land for hunting. There could be no compromise—these were wars to the death for the right to establish or retain a way of life. The conflicts which resulted were numerous, violent, and localized. Although both sides suffered setbacks, this series of wars gradually pushed Native Americans out of their homelands to make way for the expansion of white settlement. This is a concise telling of the American Indian Wars, from the earliest Beaver Wars in the seventeenth century between French, Dutch, and British settlers and their Native American allies to the tragic confrontation at Wounded Knee Creek at the end of the nineteenth century.


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American Indian Wars * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The American Indian Wars, a series of conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans which took place in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, were complex, brutal and many. An official American Indian Wars * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The American Indian Wars, a series of conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans which took place in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, were complex, brutal and many. An official United States Census report published in 1898 noted at least 40 wars which had taken place in the previous 100 years. The total number of individual wars probably numbers well over 100, though many were localized and on a very small scale. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Colonial Period ✓ Washington Takes on the Northwest Territory ✓ Andrew Jackson and the Seminole Wars ✓ Wars in the Wild West ✓ Sheridan’s Wars ✓ The Road to the Wounded Knee Massacre And much more! The American Indian Wars were often bafflingly different, each with its own specific causes and precipitating factors. Yet each was also essentially similar: These wars was fought for possession of land. As white settlers gradually spread over what is now the United States of America, they encountered Native American tribes. The white settlers wanted to create farms and ranches. The tribes wanted the land for hunting. There could be no compromise—these were wars to the death for the right to establish or retain a way of life. The conflicts which resulted were numerous, violent, and localized. Although both sides suffered setbacks, this series of wars gradually pushed Native Americans out of their homelands to make way for the expansion of white settlement. This is a concise telling of the American Indian Wars, from the earliest Beaver Wars in the seventeenth century between French, Dutch, and British settlers and their Native American allies to the tragic confrontation at Wounded Knee Creek at the end of the nineteenth century.

30 review for American Indian Wars: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mark Evinger

    Great Overview The Hourly Histories are a great way to get a quick overview of people and events. I've read and re-read a number of these little books and highly recommend each and every one. An enjoyable way to catch up on history you wish you knew more about. Great Overview The Hourly Histories are a great way to get a quick overview of people and events. I've read and re-read a number of these little books and highly recommend each and every one. An enjoyable way to catch up on history you wish you knew more about.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bern Callahan

    A delightful, short read. I learned something and that's a pleasure. A delightful, short read. I learned something and that's a pleasure.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nila Eslit

    The American Indian Wars were all about a sense of entitlement and greed. It started with the fur trade. Then the desire to establish themselves in a foreign territory followed. White Europeans wanted to settle on a land inhabited by Native Americans. Of course, their attempts were not without resistance. American Indian Wars is a chronicle of important events during the Colonial Period in North America. Particularly, Hourly History makes a concise account of the several conflicts between the new The American Indian Wars were all about a sense of entitlement and greed. It started with the fur trade. Then the desire to establish themselves in a foreign territory followed. White Europeans wanted to settle on a land inhabited by Native Americans. Of course, their attempts were not without resistance. American Indian Wars is a chronicle of important events during the Colonial Period in North America. Particularly, Hourly History makes a concise account of the several conflicts between the new settlers and the tribes. How Did It All Begin? Fur was an important commodity among the wealthy people in Europe. It was a status symbol, aside from being a material for clothing and hats. Originally, the continent’s main source of fur was Russia. Over time, however, supply became scarce. The animal sources of the skin dwindled in number. As was anticipated, the traders looked for new sources. They found that the fur from America was popular. And so, commercial traders started to head overseas. The French came to North America first, followed by the Dutch and the British. Spaniards also came into the picture. These white people established allies among the local tribes. They took advantage of the existing enmities among the Native Americans by forming alliances with the opposing groups. The white people’s insatiable need for new land for settlement drove the tribes away from their territory. Thus, tearing wider apart the relationships among the Natives. The conflicts during the Colonial Period in America worsened and became complicated. American military forces led by Major General Philip Henry Sheridan also came into the picture. The years between 1540 and 1774 were a constant struggle for the Native Americans. A Shawnee warrior chief named Tecumseh once lamented about the Native Americans’ plight, saying: “The only way to stop this evil is for all red men to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land as it was at first, and should be now – for it was never divided, but belongs to all.” The Book and the Author Hourly History does a great job of producing an overview of the several conflicts in the American Indian Wars. The book is just a short read and yet it contains the major events during the Colonial Period. Overall, I give American Indian Wars a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to all readers interested in History. There are a lot to learn from this book NOTE: The above review is also posted at The Catalyst.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    Frankly, it was depressing to see how often the US government did not meet its obligations to the indigenous peoples of this country. The Indians also got caught up in European and American conflicts, to their detriment. The Indians chose to act beside their trading partners (English, French, or Americans), thinking they would benefit.  That did not happen.   I was surprised that George Washington sent troops after Indians while he was president. Taken as a whole, the Indians were poorly treated Frankly, it was depressing to see how often the US government did not meet its obligations to the indigenous peoples of this country. The Indians also got caught up in European and American conflicts, to their detriment. The Indians chose to act beside their trading partners (English, French, or Americans), thinking they would benefit.  That did not happen.   I was surprised that George Washington sent troops after Indians while he was president. Taken as a whole, the Indians were poorly treated and subjected to unfair treaties.  This is not a proud chapter of our American history.  This is a good overview of the broad variety of conflicts the settlers had with the indigenous peoples. Hourly History has a time limitation (read a story in one hour); this book meets the challenge of showing the broad range of battles across the country.

  5. 4 out of 5

    John Deardurff

    Another book from the Hourly History series. This book accomplishes what it sets out to achieve and that is to give a high-level overview of the wars and skirmishes between the American government and the indigenous peoples of the land. This book does not intend to go in-depth into any series of battles, that is for other books. But for anyone who wants to have a conversational understanding of this point of time in American history, this does the job.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Miltiadis Michalopoulos

    This is a very good easy-to-read book. It provides a general overview of the conflicts between the White men and the indigenous Indians, from the 17th century to the beginnings of the twentieth century. It is a vivid account and I recommend it as a very good start for those who are not familiar with the subject.

  7. 4 out of 5

    mark leyshon

    American Indian War: a history from beginning to end A good overview of a very detailed and often much misunderstood part of American history. I would encourage readers to explore this topic further as there is a vast amount of literature available on it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    philip karl birtwistle

    Enjoyable read Great book really enjoyed reading it although it tries to give a balanced overview of the conflict between the whiteman and the Indians there is no getting round what the whiteman did to the Indians constantly grabbing more and more land which lead to more conflict

  9. 4 out of 5

    Vince Pillig

    Good zrice history of the Indian wars. I have read several books about this time. This is a hard subject to cover in one hour . They did a good job but it could offer a little more description about what led up to some of the wars .

  10. 5 out of 5

    Phillip Mclaughlin

    Light read, very basic history.

  11. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    Genocide One of two saddest points of American history. How will we ever come to terms with these actions? True evil lies waiting for greed to expose it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    This is the history of the various wars fought against the First People (Native Americans) starting basically from when the first settlers to the America. The wars it covers ranges from fairly large ones to a whole lot of small ones where the number of casualties is very low. The wars were basically the result of various things: First, as the population of settlers grew their demand for new land grew. Since all the land other than the coast was inhabited by the First People the answer was to push This is the history of the various wars fought against the First People (Native Americans) starting basically from when the first settlers to the America. The wars it covers ranges from fairly large ones to a whole lot of small ones where the number of casualties is very low. The wars were basically the result of various things: First, as the population of settlers grew their demand for new land grew. Since all the land other than the coast was inhabited by the First People the answer was to push them off and make them go elsewhere. This led to a whole history of this type of thing, perhaps the best known case being the Trail of Tears. The other thing was the concept than when an advanced technological civilization meets one that is not as advanced, the ones not as advanced lose. Badly. Although the First People would take captured guns these did not keep up with the newer and better weapons the settlers had. Another thing was biowarfare. The First People did not have natural immunity to various diseases the settlers brought with them, especially things like smallpox, and these diseases caused many deaths among them. Then there was the old concept of 'divide and conquer.' Settlers at times were able to make deals with various tribes to make war on other tribes (this being in addition to the normal inter-tribal fighting that took place.) This weakened the native peoples and prevented them from making one massive, unified attack on the settlers. There were also various occasions when the settlers/ army would attack the native people and kill many women and children. The book does a good job of going into all of this material.

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    john rogers

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