Changing Military Patterns of the Great Plains Indians

ISBN-10: 0803292090
ISBN-13: 9780803292093
Edition: 1992 (Reprint)
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Bison Book Edition
Culture, Environment and the Development of Plains Military Patterns
English and French Tradition versus Spanish Tradition
Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on the Southern Plains
Apache
Caddoans
Spanish Armament Tradition
Native Armor Tradition
Leather Armor and Archery Fire
Apache as Carriers of Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern
Effects of Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on Trade and Political Organization
Diffusion beyond the Apache
Disassociation of Horticulture and the Horse
Southward Expansion of Pure Nomad Hunters
Post-Horse - Pre-Gun Pattern on the Northwestern Plains
Earlier History
Transition from Shortage to Abundance of Horses
Relation of War and Trade during Northern Shoshonean Advance
Development of Post-Gun - Pre-Horse Pattern
Early Synthesis in the Northeastern Forest Area
Spread into the Northwestern Forest Area
Ecological Limitation to Spread of the Gun
Horse and Gun Pattern on the Northwestern Plains
"Occasional Gun Period"
Reorganization of Fur Trade
Effect of Reorganization on Military Patterns
"Few Guns Period"
Effect of Horse and Gun Pattern on Balance of Power and Tactics
Effect of Horse and Gun Tactics on Distribution of Spanish Type Saddle
Decrease in Size of Military Formations
Horse and Gun Pattern on the Northeastern Plains
Early History
Advancing Gun Frontier and the Balance of Power
The Sioux as Carriers
Gun Frontier Crosses Ecological Boundary
Effects of Siouan Expansion on War and Trade
Temporary Military Equilibrium Established
Siouan Expansion Renewed
Horse and Gun Pattern on the Southern Plains
Political and Economic Basis for Advance
"Few Guns Period"
Effect of Full Horse and Gun Pattern on Balance of Power
Discussion
Appendix: The Use of the Flintlock Muzzle-Loader on Horseback
Bibliography

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