Arikara War 1823

[ 1823 ]

The Arikara (Rees) Indians went on the warpath when white fur hunters began encroaching on their lands along the upper Missouri River in the Dakotas. A bloody Arikara attack (1823) on trapper led to the first US Army punitive expedition against an American Plains Indian tribe. Troops under Colonel Henry H. Leavenworth (1783-1834) inflicted damages on Arikara villages, opening up areas for the whites; moving northward, the Arikara eventually settled on fort Berthold reservation, North Dakota, in the 1860s.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
United States of America and Indigenous peoples of the Americas 1823 1823 View

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