Native American Weapons

Father and Son Projects, Uncategorized

My son’s 4th grade class is studying Eastern Woodland Native Americans, and my son decided to concentrate on weapons and warfare.

I chaperoned a trip to the American Museum of Natural History and spent an hour looking at their display on the subject. When I got home, I was inspired to do some figure drawings featuring three of the most common weapons.

War Club

The war club isn’t as well-known as other Native American weapons but they were commonly used by the Eastern Woodland tribes.

 

nativeamericantomahawk

Steel tomahawk heads were not made by the tribes themselves but were bought from European blacksmiths.

 

nativeamericanbowandarrow

The bow and arrow was the long-range weapon of choice until the Native Americans acquired rifles.

 

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