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Native American Warriors

Martin J. Dougherty

The Native American people have been characterized in many ways – as great hunters, as a deeply spiritual people and, of course, as legendary warriors. Warfare and conflict were an essential part of their society long before Europeans arrived in... Read moreRead less

The Native American people have been characterized in many ways – as great hunters, as a deeply spiritual people and, of course, as legendary warriors. Warfare and conflict were an essential part of their society long before Europeans arrived in the Americas. Experienced in skirmishing, guerrilla warfare, and in stealth tactics, Native Americans saw their forms of warfare change drastically with the introduction from Europe of the horse, gunpowder, and firearms.

Divided broadly by region, the book includes accounts of many of the great battles and campaigns fought by Native American peoples, including the Pequot War (1636–38), the Battle of Braddock’s Field (1755), the French and Indian Wars (1756–63), the Powder River Expedition (1865), Red Cloud’s War (1866) and the infamous Battle of Little Big Horn (1876), where General Custer and his command were ambushed and wiped out by a force of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.

Including 180 illustrations and photographs, Native American Warriors is an accessible guide to the warfare and fighting techniques of the original inhabitants of North America.

Format: 285 x 213mm
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 54,500
Illustrations: 180 photos, maps and artworks
ISBN: 9781782746690

Martin J. Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is the author of Vikings: A History of the Norse People, The Wars of the Roses, The Ancient Warrior and Celts, among many other books. A former defence consultant, he also writes on personal self-defence and modern military technology.

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