How Were native American Weapons Different from the Colonial Weapons
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How Were native American Weapons Different from the Colonial Weapons
When it came to weaponry, the Colonists had a makor advantage over the Native Americans.
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A Colonial Cannon

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These cannons were only a fraction of the artillery the colonials had at their disposal.

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The Weapons of Colonial America

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This is a gatling gun, one of the many different types of weaponry available to colonists at the time. Its rapid fire capabilities allowed this weapon to mow down entire waves of Natives in mere seconds. The colonists also had access to mortars and cannons, getting little resistance from the Natives they were fighting.

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The Weapons of Native Americans

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Native Americans only had access to weapons such as bows, arrows, spears, and tomahawks. They usually created the arrowheads and tomahawks out of chipped stone, and were primarily used for hunting, though the tomahawk has been used to scalp defeated enemies. When the colonists invaded, all of these weapons were made virtually useless against the guns, cannons, and mortars the colonists had. Only when Natives got their hands on guns of their own did they prove a formidable enemy, notably in the battle against George A. Custer. However, it wasn't long before the colonists overthrew the Natives and forced them out of their homes.

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