American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (Men-at-Arms, by Elizabeth Aderkas

By Elizabeth Aderkas

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. while touch occured within the past due 18th century the explorers and investors discovered targeted cultures. The particularly fresh adoption of the pony had opened the Plateau tribes to affects from the peoples of the Plains; however the tribes of the Coast provided a sharply diversified photograph, concerning inflexible type hierarchies, an financial system in line with fishing and searching marine animals, and widespread intertribal war which concerned slave raiding and head searching. This interesting textual content describes the methods of existence, in peace and conflict, of the coastal and inland peoples of this sector.

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Both officers and men were still wearing their old stove-pipe shako during the campaign instead of the 1812-pattern shako which had long since been introduced. been at Barrosa looked like by the end of the 1812 campaign in the Peninsula. The Brigade of Guards con i ting of the six companie of the 2nd Battalion First Guards, and three companies each of the Cold tream and Third Guards, was parr of the Allied force defending Cadiz and in 1811 the accoutrements and arms which were new in 1809 were still being worn.

Regimental cobblers were bedevilled by the shoddy construction of the army boot wruch kept them busy for most of the time. run Harris of the 95th, had extra loads to carry in addition to their own kit. ' Towards the end of the Peninsular campaign, by which time Wellington's army had become a finely-tuned fighting machine, 'the finest for its numbers in Europe', as \Vellington himself put it, the problems wruch had be et regimental cobblers like Harris had largely been ironed out. The amlY supply system was second-to-none, and the problems of poor footwear had largely been overcome as we have seen by a combination of improvisation, good supply and by experience, wruch counts for much.

Indeed, as we have seen, the men had adopted the local 'sandals', they wore improvised shoes cut from cow hides and, more important, were blessed with an improved upply sy tern which kept them well stocked with the sort of supplies wruch had been sadly lacking in the early years of the war. Wellington giving orders to a group of officers prior to the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo, January 19th 1812. The two officers are wearing light infantry uniforms whilst the men themselves are wearing greatcoats.

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