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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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American Indians vs. Asian Indians


Obviously the first ethnic name is a European invention which doesn't do indigenous Americans justice!

What if those two fought against each other back in antiquity.....

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:08 AM   #2

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In antiquity Asian Indians, the Plains Indians had no horses or had ever seen anything like them. And they are going up agianst an army with Elephants in it, total win for the Asian Indians.
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American Indians.
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Going by the info in the OP, its the Asian Indians everytime.

No contest from what i have seen.
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The US Natives understood war in a different way from the true Indians. Conventional battles would be out, replaced by low intensity raids and attrition warfare. Don't count the natives out.

The Huadenosaunee, or Iroquois, would oftentimes do better fighting in Indian terrain than the Indians, provided the latter stuck to its large, conventional army model. Their traditional weaponry packed a hard punch and they showed the willingness and ability to update their armaments whenever they encountered superior weapons.

The Cheyenne and the rest of the Plains peoples would have a harder time, as awesome as they were, because their traditional form of warfare was in the open, and the Indians, if I recall correctly, had some fine cavalry.

The advantage is without a doubt with the Indians, but under the right leadership the Native Americans have a hope of success.
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The American Indian was a fighting force before the horse and
made more effective after the horse. Not all tribes depended on
the horse.
It is my understanding that while the elephant could pose a
serious problem, they really weren't that effective as a military weapon
other than intimidation.
Giving one side a military advantage in these questions is already setting
the table. Give the American Indian the horse and the Asian Indians the
elephant and watch a total different outcome. American Indian easily
dispatches the foe.
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The superior technology of the Asian Indians would be an enormous advantage and war elephants would terrify the Amerindians. It would be a lot like the Spanish wars of conquest in the 16-17th centuries.
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Indian indians. Apart from the Horse / elephant thing, the indians of india had both superior numbers and superior weaponry.

American indians had nothing like Wootz steel....
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Depends entirely upon the terrain. I give Indian Indians the advantage on their home turf, but American Indians the advantage on theirs. Try watering and feeding a thousand war elephants on the Llana Estacado and see how far that gets ya.
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I mean how will you find enough food for 5000 war elephants in Nevada desert? LOL
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