This work provides an overview of the Indian Wars from the arrival of Europeans until 1890. The work focuses primarily on Native American tribes and warriors and their role in battles and campaigns against other Native Americans and Europeans/Americans, while also including key European/American leaders and soldiers as well as treaties between Native Americans and Europeans/Americans. The introduction provides a broad overview of the Indian Wars and also considers whether the Indian Wars should be considered genocide. The bibliography focuses on the most important works published on the Indian Wars. Each entry also includes a list of references for readers to consult. The work also includes a collection of primary source documents that span the entire time period.
- Provides readers with a broad overview of American Indian Wars, focusing on Native American perspectives
- Examines the uniqueness of Native American tribes involved in the American Indian Wars, emphasizing the complexity of tribal politics and the impact of tribal rivalries upon conflicts among Native Americans and between Native Americans and Europeans/Americans
- Considers whether the Indian Wars constituted genocide
- Provides a detailed chronology that will help readers place the important events that occurred during the nearly 300 years of conflict