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View Poll Results: Native North Americans more successful against the whites
Apache 14 23.33%
Blackfoot 1 1.67%
Cherokee 6 10.00%
Cheyenne 0 0%
Comanche 16 26.67%
Kiowa 1 1.67%
Delaware 0 0%
Mohawk 3 5.00%
Mohican 0 0%
Natchez 0 0%
Navajos 2 3.33%
Nez Perce 1 1.67%
Pawnee 2 3.33%
Pawnee 1 1.67%
Sioux 19 31.67%
Ute 0 0%
Other 9 15.00%
None 4 6.67%
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Old January 31st, 2014, 03:22 PM   #81
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My vote is for the Calusas in southern Florida in the 17th century.
Allowed no missionaries, as did those in N. Florida, ran them off, plus killed Ponce de Leon as he tried to set up a settlement. They were fierce !

All based on extensive research I did for my historical fiction novel, SILVER'S ODYSSEY.
This isn't convincing at all. The Calusa turned back Leon's small (about 200) band of Spanish; the other Indian groups in this thread dealt with thousands of Europeans/Americans. Not at all the same thing.

And the Calusa's resistance to missionaries is not comparable to northern Florida Indians. The Calusa were hundreds of miles southeast of the primary Spanish settlement in north-east Florida (St. Augustine) that northern Florida Indians had to contend with. The tiny and short-lived attempt at a mission in Biscayne Bay is almost non-consequential.

I don't mean to demean the Calusa in any way, but comparing what they faced compared to other U.S. Indian groups is way off-base.
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I suppose that nowadays a tank or two could deal with the apaches?
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But isn't that heavily influenced by the fact that they met the colonists first?
wouldn't that made them fighting back nowadays with... tanks ?
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