The Inter-tribal Balance of Power on the Great Plains, 1760–1850

  title={The Inter-tribal Balance of Power on the Great Plains, 1760–1850},
  author={Colin G. Calloway},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={25 - 47}
  • C. Calloway
  • Published 1 April 1982
  • History
  • Journal of American Studies
The culture of the equestrian nomads of the Great Plains was relatively short-lived. The more sedentary inhabitants of the plains — the Mandan, Arikara, Hidatsa, Pawnee, Wichita — had cultures stretching back hundreds of years. By contrast, that of the mounted hunting tribes — the Kiowa, Comanche, Crow, Blackfoot, Arapaho, Cheyenne and Sioux — developed rapidly with the acquisition of the horse, flourished for perhaps a century, then began its death throes under the pressure of white settlement… 

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