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Plans Against The Pecunies

Plans Against The Pecunies

Martin Grelle

32" x 40"
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These Apache plan an attack against an enemy force.  Since there are only four of them we can conclude that this fight will probably be more of a skirmish than a full blown battle. Nomadic people fought constantly to protect or extend their territory and so conserve or improve their livelihoods.  However, these fights usually did not produce the kind of losses common in warfare today.  Native Americans did not posses modern weapons.  Note in this painting Martin does not show guns.  Native Americans did not even own metal blades, but only weapons of stone, bone and wood.  Furthermore, Native Americans as a rule maintaned a very low tolerance for casualties.  Pitched battles and attendant casualties did occur.  But were rare.  The tribes needed a full complement of able-bodied men for other vital work including hunting.  Fights usually ended after one side incurred the number of casualties it could accept.  Item # AA042

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