The American Indian Wars, 1860-1890

The American Indian Wars, 1860-1890

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The American Indian Wars, the most famous of which were fought on the great Western plains between 1860 and 1890, were among the most tragic of all conflicts ever fought. To the victor went no less than the complete domination of the continent, to the loser total extinction. Accustomed only to small scale skirmishing and raiding, the Indians were doomed from the start. They had never fought a European-style war with its constant pressure and co-ordinated strategies. Philip Katcher details the armies of both sides, paying particular attention to their organization and uniforms.For dress the basic 1888 cavalry blouse was ordered, trimmed with white piped in scarlet. ... When new uniforms of decent quality were finally issued, beginning around 1873, a habit of a#39;making-doa#39; on the plains had been entrenched ratheranbsp;...

Title:The American Indian Wars, 1860-1890
Author:Philip R. N. Katcher
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1977


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