The Woodland cultural areas of the eastern half of America has been the most important in shaping its history. This volume details the history, culture and conflicts of the 'Woodland' Indians, a name assigned to all the tribes living east of the Mississippi River between the Gulf of Mexico and James Bay, including the Siouans, Iroquians, and Algonkians. In at least three major battles between Indian and Euro-American military forces more soldiers were killed than at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, when George Custer lost his command. With the aid of numerous illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook, this title explores the history and culture of the American Woodland Indians.
About the Author
Michael Johnson is a highly respected author who has had a life-long fascination with the native peoples and tribes of North America. He has written several titles on this subject for Osprey.
Table of Contents
Introduction · The Woodland Tribes · Wars of the Eastern Tribes · Warriors and Warfare · Woodland Indian Life and Culture · Technology, Dress and Art · The Plates