The natural resources the Cherokee Indians used to make their weapons and tools included flint and other rocks, deer antlers, animals hides, tree branches, thistledown, snake venom and plant extracts. These resources were used to make spears, arrowheads, stone weapons, axes and blowguns, among other things.Continue Reading
To make stone weapons, arrowheads and spear points, Cherokees sharpened rocks using harder rocks or deer antlers. They also used rocks to create grooves in stones and wrapped string made out of rawhide around the grooves, so they could attach the arrowheads or spear points to a wooden handle made from a branch. If a piece of wood had a knot in it, that was used to hold the head of the weapon in place.
Blowguns were made of long pieces of wood and were filled with darts made out of hardwoods. To poison the dart, the Cherokees tricked venomous snakes into biting rotten meat, which the Cherokees then dipped their darts into. Thistledown was attached to the darts to create a seal in the blowgun. They also used poisonous plant extracts to poison their darts.
To make fishing hooks, Cherokees used fish bones, another natural resource, or sticks. They also harvested clay to make pottery.Learn more about US History
Cherokee Indians, like other Native Americans, have dark hair, brown skin, and a distinct bone structure. AccessGenealogy.com notes a broad and flat face and a narrow nose as prominent characteristics; however, actual physical appearance among Cherokee’s may vary.Full Answer >
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Hopi Indians frequently used spears, bows, arrows and carved rocks as weapons. The translation of "Hopi" into English means "peaceful person," and as such, the Hopi people did not often participate in acts of war. Nonetheless, the Hopi defended themselves from Spanish and Navajo attacks using bows, arrows and spears. A tool called an "atlatl" was sometimes attached to spears to increase its distance. Additionally, the Hopi began to use the rifle after contact with Europeans.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >