The Cherokee used arrowheads, spear points, stone weapons, axes, tomahawks, blowguns and poisoned darts for their weapons and hammer stones, deer antlers and fire as tools in shaping these weapons. These Native Americans were the original settlers of North Carolina and Tennessee, who occasionally engaged in warfare against other tribes.
The Cherokee mostly used flint in making their arrowheads. It was easily chipped into flakes using a deer antler and a hammer stone. Their spears, usually larger and fashioned differently than arrowheads, were sharpened by hand and toughened by fire. The Cherokee used blowguns to hunt for game. Darts were coated with the extract of poisonous plants and the venom of snakes.