Native American Warriors

Native American Warriors

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Native American Warriors examines the fighting techniques of the various tribes that fought both among themselves and the European settlers across what would become the USA and Canada. Not one society, but many different tribes with different ways of life, the book explores the weaponry, equipment, armour and how the Native Americans understood warfare very differently from the European settlers. Experienced in skirmishing, guerrilla warfare and in using stealth, Native Americans saw their forms of warfare change drastically with the introduction from Europe of the horse, gunpowder and firearms.
Arranged by broad tribal areas from Apache to Tlingit, the book highlights the differences in the tribes' approaches to warfare. Also addressed are their spiritual beliefs, social structures, and major battles both among the tribes and against the Spanish, French, British and the United States from the first conquistadores in the early 16th century to the final battles in the 1890s.
Beautifully presented with 200 colour and black-&-white photographs and artworks, Native American Warriors is the essential guide for any enthusiast of the military history of North America.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 219 x 291 x 22mm | 1,234g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 photos, artworks and maps; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746692
  • 9781782746690
  • 3,539,947

Table of contents


1. East Coast Tribes
The tribes first encountered by the colonists from Europe, such as the Pequot and Iroquois, the Shawnee, Cherokee, Seminole and Choctaw.

2. Northern Tribes
The tribes found on the borders of what is now Canada, including the Blackfoot, Cree and Inuit.

3. Plains Tribes
The warriors from tribes such as the Cheyenne, Pawnee, Sioux and Navajo.

4. Southwestern Tribes
The tribes found in the Southwest on the borders of what is now Mexico, including the Apache, Mohave and Hopi.

5. West Coast Tribes
The tribes occupying the land from what is now California up to Alaska, including the Yuma, Chinook, Haida, and Tlingit.

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About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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