What Were the Tools and Weapons of the Pueblo Indians?

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The tools and weapons of the Pueblo Indians included bows and arrows, spears, war clubs, wooden hoes, rakes, spindles, looms and pump drills. Bows and arrows and spears were used for hunting and fighting. Hoes and rakes were used for planting. Spindles and looms were used for weaving, and pump drills were used to make holes in beads or shells so that they could be used as jewelry.

War clubs were one of the few Native American weapons that were reserved for war and ceremonial purposes but not used for hunting. War clubs were usually made of stone or wood, and they featured a large rounded head.

Many of the weapons used by the Pueblos and other Indian tribes were copied by the European settlers after they noted how useful they were. In some cases, these copies were used for generations. For example, the United States used tomahawks in the Vietnam War.

The Pueblo Indians were actually several different tribes who lived primarily in the southwestern part of the United States. The word “pueblo” means village, and these tribes were less likely to be hunter gatherers than most other Native American tribes. Instead, they built stone dwellings and did a lot of farming.