I read a series of books around 1990 that delt with a group of Native Americans that have moved to another planet on the outskirts of known space. If I remember correctly, they had psychic powers and when they went into battle, they'd scalp their opponents (counting coup).

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    I think Futurama spoofed/referenced this in an episode.... Found it.
    – user1027
    Nov 30, 2011 at 20:20
  • @Keen: "I know it them, cause they no use good gramma."
    – gnovice
    Nov 30, 2011 at 20:52
  • We're they sent up by competing corporations to scout out planets prior to colonising them? If so I think I have an omnibus with it in. . . Somewhere, I'll have a good 'ol dig for you if this is the case. Aug 8, 2012 at 1:42

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The 'Spider' Trilogy by W. Michael Gear.

"Warriors of Spider" followed by the "The Way of Spider" and "The Web of Spider". The Romanan Prophets could see the many paths of the future, at the risk of going insane due to the infinite futures.

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    Could you say something about why you think this is the correct book?
    – Micah
    May 15, 2013 at 17:36
  • Is this better? May 18, 2013 at 2:10

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