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Western theater of the American Revolutionary War

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The Western theater of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was the area of conflict west of the Appalachian Mountains, the region which became the Northwest Territory of the United States as well as the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. The western war was fought primarily between American Indians with their British allies in Detroit, and American settlers south and east of the Ohio River.
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    • Background 

    • 1775 to 1776 – Neutrality and small raids 

    • 1777 – Escalation 

    • 1778 to 1779 – American advances 

    • 1780 – Major British and Indian offensive 

    • 1781 

    • 1782 – "The Year of Blood" 

    • Peace and legacy