In the Middle of World War I, the German Foreign Secretary sent a coded telegram to Mexico, offerring money, support, and a promise to return New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas if Mexico were to declare on the United States. It didn't end well for Germany.
The Iroquois men would gear up and would ambush a neighboring tribe, capturing as many individuals as they could and then bring the captives back home. The captives would be stripped, often tortured or burned to test their will, and then the tribe would determine if they would be adopted into the tribe or ritually killed. In some cases, captives might be made to run a gauntlet. Tribe members would line up across from each other brandishing sticks or clubs and would strike blows to the captives as they ran through the line.