Sequoyan Frontier Wars
|Sequoyan Frontier Wars|
|Part of Sequoyan Expansion|
Cheyall troops overwhelm the Sequoyan Army at the battle of the River Mary.
|Commanders and leaders|
|President Odysseus Stanford||Chief Rushing Waters||Chief Phillipe||War Chief John Fremont|
The Sequoyan Frontier Wars are a group of ongoing conflicts that began with the formation of Sequoyah in 1876 by the Union Railroad Company. As the Railroad Company began to push westward to Angeles, various indigenous tribes began attacking the railroad, fearing that it was polluting their sacred lands. In response, the Sequoyan Army was formed and deployed. The army, currently under the command of Angeles Native General Lee Oliver works to protect railroad operations and expansion, as well as enforce Sequoyan laws upon the natives. The native tribes, however, view themselves as independent from Sequoyah and from eachother, leading to inter-tribal warfare as well as attacks on Sequoyan Railroads.
The Northern Campaign began in 1876 as the Union Railroad Company searched for routes to build the Sequoyan Transcontinental Railroad. They were killed by Navaja raiding parties, seeking to protect their sacred river, the River Mary, which runs from Navaja territory to the Southern Ocean. Due to the rivers in the North, the northern route was abondoned by the railroad. However, Northern Sequoyan Fronteirsmen continue to engage Navaja warriors as they seek to settle Navaja territory.
The Bison War
The largest battles in the fronteir wars occured in The Bison War (which began in 1880), where the Sequoyan Army began engaging Cheyall warbands as they prepared to build the Sequoyan transcontinental Railroad. The Railroad threatened the native bison, as well as Cheyall settlements. In respnse, Cheyall Dog Soldiers began intense raiding of the Railroad companies. The Sequoyan Army frequently engages the pastoralist Cheyall as the railroads expand.
New Samaria Raids
New Samaria frequently attacks the railroads and the Sequoyan Army with its well-trained marksmen and snipers to prevent the corruption of their sacred lands, as well as to protect the Native tribes.
The Confederacy of Southern Tribes
After the legalization of the Sequoyan slave trade, the Cheyall, Navaja, New Samaritans and the Hell on Wheels gang banded together to form The Confederacy of Southern Tribes, in hopes of ending the Sequoyan slave trade and increasing the economic and political power of the tribes. Two major battles occured between the Sequoyan Army and The Confederacy. The Battle of the River Mary was a resounding victory for the tribals, where the combination of New Samaritan snipers and Cheyall cavalry decimated the forces of Sequoyan general John Charles. The Confederacy then marched their army to Freemont, the Sequoyan capitol, and attempted to take the city, beginning the Battle of Freemont. The Confederacy managed to seize and hold the city for three days. In the end, Admiral William Adama used the airship Galactica to force the Confederacy to negotiate, which led to the Treaty of Freemont being signed, which garunteed an autonamous Sequoyan province for the tribals, abolishing the Sequoyan slave trade, and electing a new government with Admiral Adama serving as interim President.