By Stan Hoig
A concise heritage of Plains Indian tribal warfare
Few those that move the nice Plains this day keep in mind that for hundreds of years the land used to be a battleground the place Indian countries fought each other for his or her personal survival. Even between these conscious of the heritage, Plains Indian conflicts were obvious principally by way of American conquest.
Tribal Wars of the Southern Plains is a accomplished account of Indian conflicts within the sector among the Platte River and the Rio Grande, from the 1st written reviews of the Spaniards within the 16th century during the U.S.-Cheyenne conflict of the Sand Hills in 1875. This readable quantity lines the victories and defeats of such chiefs as Lone Wolf, Satanta, Black Kettle, and boring Knife as they signed treaties, led assaults, battled for land, and defended their villages within the plains domestic to the Wichitas, Commanches, Cheyennes, Arapahos, Kiowas, Osages, Pawnees, and different Indian tribes. in contrast to many earlier reports of the Plains Indian wars, this one-volume synthesis chronicles either the Indian-white wars and the intertribal conflicts.
Stan Hoig info the varied battles and the key treaties. He additionally explains the Plains Indian warrior ethic and the position of drugs males, the solar Dance, strategies, and spirituality in Plains warfare.
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