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Native American Weapons and Warfare




As a kid, I remember seeing a movie where the British lined up for a battle opposite their opponents. All I could think was, that makes no sense.


Whereas guerilla warfare that includes speed, sneak attacks, ruses, ambushes and clever uses of the landscape make a lot more sense.


Those are the strategies I learned about while researching THE FALCON, THE WOLF AND THE HUMMINGBIRD .


By nature I’m not a war-oriented person, but learning what strategies a tribe might have had to employ to survive, especially against a stronger aggressor, proved fascinating.


By the way, have you ever done archery?


Me: yes, both at a camp and because my son owns and uses a gorgeous recurve bow. The arm strength necessary to pull the bowstring is impressive!



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