The Algonquin employed bows and arrows, clubs, spears, knives and traps. Like most Native American weapons, the Algonquin's weapons were mostly made of wood and stone. During the French-Indian War, the Algonquin received steel knives and other weapons from the French to fight the Iroquois.Know More
The Algonquin are a Native American tribe who lived in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario. They are a subgroup of the Algonquian peoples, a group of Native Americans who speak Algonquian languages. The Algonquin's closest allies were the Ojibway, Ottawa and Huron tribes. Although they traded furs with the Iroqoius, they were often at war with them.
The Algonquin often used ball-headed war clubs. These weapons were curved, asymmetrical clubs carved from one piece of wood. Knives were also a popular weapon and were mostly sharpened from stone, obsidian or flint. Like most Native American tribes, the Algonquin also used bows and arrows for both hunting game and fighting other tribes. Bows were mostly made of wood with strings made of springy animal sinew. Arrows were made of wood with arrowheads made form hard stone. The Algonquin built traps to catch large game such as deer. Instead of traditionally fishing with hooks, they used pronged spears to catch fish.Learn more in US History
The Cheyenne tribe used both traditional Native American weaponry, and, through trade and raid, they managed to acquire modern weapons. Mostly, the Cheyenne tribe used war clubs, tomahawks, bows and arrows and lances, although they were known to use revolvers, rifles and shotguns as well.Full Answer >
Nez Perce Indians used bows and arrows, war spears and leather shields as their weapons. Knives, tomahawks and war clubs were also used as weapons by the Native American tribes.Full Answer >
Blackfoot Indians used a variety of tools for hunting and warfare, and their arsenal of weaponry included the longbow, knives and mauls. They also used firearms after coming into contact with early European settlers.Full Answer >
Muskets were essential weapons during the Revolutionary War. These long, smooth bore guns were not accurate beyond 100 yards, so armies often fought in lines, shooting at enemies at close range. An army fired volleys, when all members let loose at the same time to improve their chances of scoring hits. After several volleys, many soldiers had been struck, and there were gaps in the lines.Full Answer >