03-06-2007 Methods of Native American Warfare- Primary weapons are the bow and some sort of club, they had wooden armor as well that covered their backs which suggests strike and run, ambush warfare tactics.- The reason that they preferred ambush tactics is because they were small scale societies, they needed to avoid casualties- Chiefs that led ambushes that led to a lot of casualties usually got fired Did the arrival of gun powder lead to a military revolution among the Native Americans? 1 Weapons-bullets much more lethal -societies with guns use them on inland societies without guns-come to only rely on the ambush, move away from fortifications (steel axe took forts)-Armor goes away and club remains due to value of prisoners 2 Reliance on Europeans- Natives can’t figure out how to make gun powder- Prolonged contact with Europeans for gun powder supplies- Disease, increase in warfare to find more population- Natives move and Migrate 3 Double Vulnerability - Cannon-
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PWAD 490 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '07 term at UNC.