Indian Wars 1754-1794

Description

The Old Northwest is an area bounded by the Allegheny
Mountains to the east, the Ohio River to the south, the
Great Lakes to the north and the Mississippi River to
the west. Native Americans fiercely resisted Anglo-
American encroachment into this area from 1754 to
1794. In this 40-year period, the native tribes, supported
and supplied, first by the French, then later by the
British, destroyed two major regular armies, stymied
settlement in the area and fought the British Empire
and then the new American republic to a standstill. In
the process, they inflicted on the U.S. Army the worst
defeat, in proportionate terms, that it has ever suffered.

George Washington is ineradicably linked with this time
and area. He was the young Virginia Lieutenant Colonel
who commanded the first disastrous military expedition
across the Allegheny Mountains in 1754. As President
and Army commander, he eventually led the defeat
of the native alliance in 1794. Throughout the period,
Washington maintained an interest and involvement in
land speculation and development in the area.

This course will examine the reasons for, and nature of,
this Native American resistance and demonstrate that the
ultimate triumph of American arms was won at great cost.

With minor modifications, this is essentially the same
course that was presented in the Spring 2019 semester.




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