Subject: The topic the research paper must be a major concept, event, or person pertinent to America’s Indian Wars. Once you have picked a topic, develop a good historical question and thesis statement. Gather the relevant information to support your thesis. An example topic from ancient history might be Alexander the Great. For instance, “Why did the Persians fail to defeat Alexander the Great?” The example thesis might be: “The lack of heavy infantry coordination was a major cause of the Persians’ defeat.” With this thesis, you then review the historical record to demonstrate the validity of your thesis.