The Plains Cree: Trade, Diplomacy, and War, 1790 to 1870 (Manitoba Studies in Native History ) (Paperback)

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The Plains Cree: Trade, Diplomacy, and War, 1790 to 1870 (Manitoba Studies in Native History ) (Paperback)

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The first economic, military, and diplomatic history of the Plains Cree from contact with the Europeans in the 1670s to the disappearance of the buffalo from Cree lands by the 1870s, focussing on military and trade relations between 1790 and 1870.     Milloy describes three distinct eras, each characterized by a paramount motive for war: the wars of migration and territory, the horse wars during the 'golden years' of Plains Indian life, and buffalo wars, which mark the trail to the reserves. Intimately linked to each era was a particular trade pattern and a military system that linked the Cree with other Plains tribes and non-Natives. By tracing these themes, Milloy charts the ability of the Cree to serve their economic interests by forging alliances or undertaking military or diplomatic offensives.

John S. Milloy is a Professor in the departments of Native Studies and History, and Master of Peter Robinson College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
 

Product Details ISBN: 9780887556234
ISBN-10: 088755623X
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1990
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: Manitoba Studies in Native History