Indian Warriors and Their Weapons

Indian Warriors and Their Weapons

Gray-Wolf's Indian Culture series
by Robert Hofsinde
©1965, Item: 62334
Hardcover, 96 pages
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In early times there was little fighting among the American Indians. But as the men moved in search of better hunting grounds, they encroached upon the territories of other tribes, and battles began. Later, when the Indians obtained horses, raiding each other for them also caused wars. Then, of course, with the advent of the white man, Indian warfare thrived.

Discussing seven representative tribes one by one, Robert Hofsinde describes the weapons the warriors used, the special clothes and charms they wore for battle, and the methods of fighting the men employed. He tells about the especially brave Dog Soldiers, who were the Sioux tribal police. A Dog Soldier wore a long sash in battle, and if the Sioux were losing he dismounted and jabbed his lance through the sash. There he stood and fought until the end, for if he freed himself he would be disgraced.

Both text and illustrations of this thorough and sympathetic book are done with the authoritative detail readers expect from Robert Hofsinde's books on various aspects of American Indian life.

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