Plains Nations (ETW-WC faction)

Plains Nations
Plains Nations
Game: Empire: Total War - Warpath Campaign
Culture: Native American
Religion: Animism

Cherokee NationsHuron-WyandotIroquois ConfederacyPlains NationsPueblo Nations



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Starting position




  • Sioux Territory - Sioux Falls (Capital)
  • Black Hills - Yankton
  • Cheyenne Territory - Cheyenne


Absolute Monarchy





The Plains Nations are a loose confederacy of nomadic and village-dwelling tribes from the west of America, drawn together by their subsistence from the hunting of bison. Bison provide the tribes with almost everything: their culture is completely dependent upon them. The beasts are not just food, but also give clothes, tools, ornaments, and weapons. Until relatively recently the Plains people did not have a settled base, instead following the migrational patterns of the bison. This slow progress created the familiar "Tipi" dwelling, and they are horse masters without peer, thanks to the horses left behind by Spanish settlers. Unsurprisingly, the Spanish were not willing to share their equestrian skills with the natives they wished to subjugate. This led to hostility from both the Plains and Pueblo Nations. When the Spanish pulled back from New Mexico in 1680 they left many horses behind, and both tribal groups were quick to take advantage of this. The Plains Nations are generally unfriendly towards their fellow natives, maintaining just enough contact to boost their income through trade.

Victory Conditions

Short Campaign

Capture and hold 12 regions by the end of the year 1813, including the regions shown. Northwest Territory, Indiana Territory, Upper Louisiana

Long Campaign

Capture and hold 20 regions by the end of the year 1823, including the regions shown. Northwest Territory, Upper Louisiana, Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory, Rupert's Land, Apache Territory, Wichita Territory, New Mexico

World Domination

Capture and hold 30 regions by the end of the year 1828, including the regions shown. Black Hills


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Faction RGB (122,47,34)
Uniform RGB (101,48,41)

See also