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The US Army in
the Indian Wars

9th Cavalry Regimental Insignia

 
Dedicated to the Memory of:

Unteroffizier Johann Baptist Plößl,
Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment 6.

 



  Battles between the native American tribes and the European colonists began early. Conflicts continued until the end of the 19th-Century. The insignia shown here are meant to represent the period between the Civil War and the War with Spain, centering on 1876.

  The following list illustrates the breadth of the conflicts:

Powhatans 1622 - 44 Virginia
Pequots 1637 Connecticut and Rhode Island
King Philip's War 1675 - 78 Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Pueblo Revolt 1680 - 92 Arizona and New Mexico
French and Indian War 1689 - 1763 Eastern Woodlands
Tuscaroras 1711 Northern Carolina
Yamasee 1715 - 18 Southern Carolina
Pontiac's Conspiracy 1763 Michigan and Ohio River Valley
Lord Dunmore's War 1774 Southern Ohio River Valley
Miami * 1790 - 94 Indiana and Ohio
Tippecanoe * 1811 Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers, Indiana
Creeks * 1814 Alabama and Georgia
First Seminole War * 1816 - 18 Florida
Black Hawk War * 1832 Northern Illinois and Southwestern Wisconsin
Second Seminole War * 1835 - 42 Florida Everglades
Navajo Conflicts 1849 - 63 Arizona and New Mexico
Sioux Wars 1854 - 90 Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Third Seminole War * 1855 - 58 Florida Everglades
Apaches * 1861 - 1900 Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico
Utes * 1865 - 68, 1879 - 80 Utah
Comanches * 1867 - 75 Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas
Modocs * 1872 - 73 Northern California and Southern Oregon
Red River War 1874 - 75 Northwestern Texas
Battle of the Rosebud 1876 Rosebud Creek, Montana
Little Big Horn * 1876 Southern Montana
Nez Perces * 1877 Idaho, Montana, and Oregon
Bannocks * 1878 Oregon
Cheyennes * 1878 - 79 Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma
Wounded Knee / Pine Ridge * 1890 South Dakota

*  Denotes the U.S. Army named campaigns of the Indian Wars

 

 


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Buffalo Soldiers in the Indian Wars
Troop C, 9th United States Cavalry

 

 

Indian Campaign Medal
Map of Indian Conflicts by State




 


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