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Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Tribes on the British / Canada Side

Six Nations Survivors of War of 1812
In the photo to the right of veterans of the War of 1812, from left to right are John Smoke Johnson, Jacob Warner (Iroquois) and John Tutlee (Iroquois).

About 35 tribal nations fought with the British and Canadians during the War of 1812.[1] Tecumseh, the Shawnee war chief, worked to unite the Indians with the British.

Some of these nations were:

Tribes on the U.S. Side

Web Sites Concerning Indian Involvement

  • Shawnee in the War of 1812, by Richard Williams, gives a short history of Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, The Prophet, who fought with the British and then went to Canada. Most Shawnee remained neutral during the War of 1812.
  • Clarke Historical Library, War of 1812, lists many magazine articles going back to 1886 with brief descriptions of the articles and links to digital copies of most of the articles.

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Civil War (1861-1865)

Cherokee Confederates Reunion
See American Indians in the Civil War for information about American Indian Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the American Indian regiments involved in the Civil War.

The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the locations where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the locations where the companies were raised. Knowing a location can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine locations. Often knowing the locations that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

World War I (1917-1918)

World War II (1941-1945)

Code Talkers

Korean 1950-1953

Vietnam 1964-1972

Gulf War

Indian Scouts

Indians were employed as scouts from Colonial times onward, their service reaches its height in post-Civil War conflicts.


  1. Canadian Encyclopedia, First Nations in the War of 1812, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Canadian Encyclopedia, First Nations in the War of 1812, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Wikipedia contributors, War of 1812 article, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, Creek War, in War of 1812 Wikipedia article, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  5. 5.0 5.1 D.E. Graves,In Their Own Words - Aboriginal Leaders and the War of 1812 in The War of 1812 Magazine, Issue 2: February 2006, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Wikipedia contributors, War of 1812 article, (accessed 12 July 2012).
  7. Canadian Encyclopedia, First Nations in the War of 1812, (accessed 12 July 2012).


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