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Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-15 08:49||
#3 This really sounds like a replay of the wars with the plains Indians.
Time to either get out or to invoke tactics that will hunt this scum down and off them. Could we send out sniper teams to pick off the leaders at home?
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-15 11:31||
#4 Then plains Indians were defanged by starvation.
Posted by Shipman 2012-09-15 11:36||
#5 Well, herded into starvation. The Navajo were relocated to Santa Rosa which worked till the Army moved even more tribes into the area overloading the available food supply. For the Sioux, the Army moved during the winter a real * of time to be in the field on the Northern Plains, but they could do it while the natives couldn't who found themselves without food or shelter. That forced the braves with their families to turn themselves in at the forts or starve/freeze.
On the other hand, tribes like the Crow readily aligned themselves with the Army for payback to their old tormentors, the Sioux. Allying with locals/natives was also a factor in consolidating the region.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-15 11:57||
#6 Allying with locals/natives was also a factor in consolidating the region
Standard and effective practice when dealing with tribal opponents.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-09-15 12:26||