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.Know More
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.Learn More
Bows, tomahawks and war clubs were common tools and weapons used by the Apache people. The tools and weapons were made from resources found in the region, including trees and buffaloes.Full Answer >
Pueblo Indians grew much of the food they ate, including corn or maize, beans, squash, pumpkins and wild rice. They hunted and ate deer, elk, bighorn sheep and rabbit. They also looked for naturally occurring foods like seeds and greens to gather.Full Answer >
Pueblo Indians ate crops they grew, including wheat, peppers, beans, squash and corn. They also made paper-thin bread, called piki, by spreading out corn paste in a thin layer and baking it on a flat stone that was positioned at the edge of the fire.Full Answer >
In the early days, Pueblo Indian men wore very little clothing, whereas the women wore long dress-like garments that covered their right shoulder, with the left exposed. Missionaries later influenced the female garments to make them more modest.Full Answer >