Sand Wars (dec 2, 1869 – aug 13, 1892)
Over a period of time from 1869 with the Tucson Massacre until the Eureka Accords in 1892, a span of 23 years, the Californian Government was engaged in various conflicts with natives in the eastern regions of California, across the modern-day states of Arizona, Plata, Deseret, and Navajo. At the time, it was assumed that the tribes had initiated the conflict, but later historians agree that the actions of white settlers and the government are considered the primary act of aggression.
For 23 years, egged on by white encroachment into native territory, the natives engaged in hit-and-run tactics of guerrilla warfare led by men such as Goyahkla and Kintpuash that left them as a thorn in the side of the Californian leadership for decades. It was only under the leadership of President Waterman that the wars were ended by the creation of reservations that would serve as mandated areas granted exclusive native governance, even to the point that an area in the deep desert between the Colorado and the Rio Grande would be set aside as the State of Navajo, created exclusively for the Native Californians of the region.
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