What were the consequences of the Indian wars for American power and for the Native Americans?    

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The United States and the Native Americans had many conflicts. Going back to the early days of our new country, the Native Americans and our government fought each other. In the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Anthony Wayne defeated the Native Americans, causing the Native Americans to give up land and...

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The United States and the Native Americans had many conflicts. Going back to the early days of our new country, the Native Americans and our government fought each other. In the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Anthony Wayne defeated the Native Americans, causing the Native Americans to give up land and move westward. This would become a common theme for the Native Americans.

In the 1830s, the Native Americans were forced from many of their lands east of the Mississippi River. In what has become known as the Trail of Tears, many Native Americans were relocated to lands west of the Mississippi River.

In the time period from 1860-1890, the United States Army fought many battles with the Native Americans. While the Native Americans won some of these battles, with the Battle of Little Bighorn being one of them, more often than not the Native Americans were defeated and were then forced onto reservations. The Native Americans had their way of life disrupted yet again.

For the most part, the United States grew stronger as a result of fighting the Native Americans. On the other hand, the Native Americans suffered many casualties, lost power, and were forced to live on reservations as a result of the battles with our military in the 1800s.

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