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Indian warfare wasn't all about military conflicts or a test of men

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In reading historical accounts of the Indian wars, it is easy to reach the conclusion that Indian conflicts in the 19th century primarily involved disagreements with white intruders, particularly the U.S. government and its Frontier Army. Although there certainly were instances when those factions faced off with weapons, intertribal warfare was even more common.