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war party

noun
1.
U.S. History. a group of American Indians prepared for war.
2.
any political party or group that advocates war.
Origin of war party
1745-1755
1745-55, Americanism
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  • The Chief's warriors would intercept, ambush and annihilate every war party headed for his camp.

    Myths and Legends of the Sioux Marie L. McLaughlin
  • And we are as likely now to uncover a war party as a herd of antelope.

    The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman
  • Sarsfield was at the head of the war party, and succeeded, for the present, in preventing any arrangement.

    Orange and Green G. A. Henty
  • But we have news of a war party that left us many days past.

  • This news disturbed us not a little, for we realized that we too might become the victims of an Ojibway war party.

    Indian Child Life Charles A. Eastman
  • He will never dance the war dance again, nor will he lead the war party.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • Blake interrupted him: “war party that he sent north to meet you?”

    The Orphan Clarence E. Mulford
  • I will lead the war party that goes to your pale eyes' home.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The British war party made capital out of the news of these encounters.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • They must have known of the Iroquois war party that started toward their villages.

    The Road to Frontenac Samuel Merwin

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