Changing Military Patterns of the Great Plains Indians / Edition 1

Changing Military Patterns of the Great Plains Indians / Edition 1

by Frank Raymond Secoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803292090

ISBN-13: 9780803292093

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

"As a historical study covering not only tribal changes, conflicts and movements, but also the effect of horse and gun on the balance of power and on the fur trade, this is both interesting and stimulating reading."-New Mexico Historical Review  See more details below

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"As a historical study covering not only tribal changes, conflicts and movements, but also the effect of horse and gun on the balance of power and on the fur trade, this is both interesting and stimulating reading."-New Mexico Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803292093
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
0.31(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Bison Book Edition
Ch. ICulture, Environment and the Development of Plains Military Patterns1
English and French Tradition versus Spanish Tradition2
Ch. IIPost-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on the Southern Plains6
Apache6
Caddoans10
Spanish Armament Tradition14
Native Armor Tradition16
Leather Armor and Archery Fire18
Apache as Carriers of Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern20
Effects of Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on Trade and Political Organization22
Diffusion beyond the Apache27
Disassociation of Horticulture and the Horse29
Southward Expansion of Pure Nomad Hunters30
Ch. IIIPost-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on the Northwestern Plains33
Earlier History34
Transition from Shortage to Abundance of Horses35
Relation of War and Trade during Northern Shoshonean Advance38
CH. IVDevelopment of Post-Gun - Pre-Horse Pattern39
Early Synthesis in the Northeastern Forest Area39
Spread into the Northwestern Forest Area42
Ecological Limitation to Spread of the Gun43
Ch. VHorse and Gun Pattern on the Northwestern Plains45
"Occasional Gun Period"45
Reorganization of Fur Trade48
Effect of Reorganization on Military Patterns50
"Few Guns Period"51
Effect of Horse and Gun Pattern on Balance of Power and Tactics51
Effect of Horse and Gun Tactics on Distribution of Spanish Type Saddle61
Decrease in Size of Military Formations62
Ch. VIHorse and Gun Pattern on the Northeastern Plains65
Early History65
Advancing Gun Frontier and the Balance of Power66
The Sioux as Carriers67
Gun Frontier Crosses Ecological Boundary69
Effects of Siouan Expansion on War and Trade71
Temporary Military Equilibrium Established72
Siouan Expansion Renewed73
Ch. VIIHorse and Gun Pattern on the Southern Plains78
Political and Economic Basis for Advance78
"Few Guns Period"79
Effect of Full Horse and Gun Pattern on Balance of Power81
Ch. VIIIDiscussion86
Appendix: The Use of the Flintlock Muzzle-Loader on Horseback96
Bibliography107

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