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.