Re: Prehistoric Native Am. Warfare

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 12:51:46 -0500

Not quite "prehistoric" but look at:

Thompson, David
1916 David Thompson's narrative 1784-1812. Edited by J.B. Tyrrel.
Toronto: Champlain Society.

It contains a very interesting remembered account of a battle, ca. 1730,
between Shoshones and Blackfeet in which the combatants formed shield
walls about 100 yards apart and fired volleys of arrows at each other
"until one chief deciuded to subsitute shock for fire" and ordered a charge.


On Wed, 10 Jul 1996, Chris Howell wrote:

> Hello,
> Does anyone have any references/info. on prehistoric native Am. warfare?
> Anything from weapons to arch. sites to ethnographic studies would be
> helpful. Thanks and have a good day. Chris H.