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Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900 : Warfare and History - Bruce Vandervort

Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900

Warfare and History

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Published: 7th December 2005
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Drawing on anthropology and ethnohistory as well as the 'new military history' Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States, 1812-1900 interprets and compares the way Indians and European Americans waged wars in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Yucatan during the nineteenth century.

Fully illustrated with sixteen maps, detailing key Indian settlements and crucial battles, Bruce Vandervort rescues the New World Indian Wars from their exclusion from mainstream military history, and reveals how they are an integral part of global history.

Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States:

* provides a thorough examination of the strategies and tactics of resistance employed by Indian peoples of the USA which contrasts practices of warfare with the Metis (the French Canadian-Indian peoples), their Canadian-Indian allies, and the Yaqui and Mayan Indians of Mexico and Yucatan
* presents a comparison of the experience of Indian tribes with concurrent resistance movements against European expansion in Africa, exposing how aspects of resistance that seem unique to the New World differ from those with broader implications
* draws upon concepts used in recent rewritings of the history of imperial warfare in Africa and Asia, Vandervort also analyzes the conduct of the US Army in comparison with military practices and tactics adopted by colonialist conquests worldwide.

This unique and fascinating study is a vital contribution to the study of military history but is also a valuable addition to the understanding of colonialism and attempts to resist it.

'The book is readable, features clear maps, and incorporates ideas from other parts of the world as well.' - Nebraska History

List of Maps
Preface
Introduction
Worlds in Motion
The New World in a Century of Small Wars
Worldviews and Fighting Faiths
Chiefs and Warriors Prologue to Narrative: From Peripheral Flux to National Consolidation
The Great Clearance, 1815-48
Indian Wars in Mexico, 1821-76
War on the Plains, 1848-77
Conquest of Apacheria, 1860-86
War on the Canadian Prairies, 1870-85
Indian Wars of the Porfiriato, 1876-1900
The Long Shadow
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415224727
ISBN-10: 0415224721
Series: Warfare and History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 7th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 16.18  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1