By H. Henrietta Stockel
From the writer of Survival of the Spirit and girls of the Apache kingdom, this e-book deals a brand new method of American heritage, American Indian background and scientific historical past. concentrating on the bow and arrow, it additionally covers such matters as early barber-surgeons, box surgeons within the previous West, a how-to on scalping, pre-Columbian surgeons, previous global healers, and a number of other situations of restoration from arrow wounds.
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My home. My heart. Page xi Introduction It's a simple and obvious truth that American military men and women no longer go off to war fearing fatal injuries from bows and arrows. Weaponry now is quite differentmuch more technologically advanced, if you willand once-deadly arrowheads are now popular collectors' items. S. " Primitive or not, the folks who made and used bows and arrows meant business. The Indian group known as the Tonto Apaches, for example, carried arrows that were three feet long from notch to point.
They had finished four parts of the song and were blowing, when the boys opened their eyes. Each stood up, as though he had been asleep. The Yumas gave the doctors beads and other things in payment. 25 While the introduction of firearms into Native American societies no doubt disrupted many an arrow shaman's specialized healing skills, other medicine men quickly adapted their ceremonies and practices to include injuries caused by guns. The Mohave Indians, for example, claim that in aboriginal times they possessed certain shamanistic practices that led to the cure of arrow wounds.
Perry wrote that Page 17 the bow and arrow in the hands of skillful warriors proves very deadly; it makes no noise and for night attacks or the taking off of sentinels, is far superior to the gun. Secondly, it is the best weapon that can be used in the chase, or, more properly, on the hunt, as half a dozen animals may be slain in a herd before their comrades are made aware of the fact. Thirdly, they are so light that they can be worn without the slightest sense of encumbrance. Fourthly, they can always be relied on, at close quarters, when other weapons fail, or ammunition, of which they possess limited supplies, gives out.
The Lightning Stick: Arrows, Wounds, And Indian Legends by H. Henrietta Stockel