Traditionally, Native American Indians used bows, arrows, and tomahawks for their daily devotion of bringing in the hunt and defending their territorial rights. When not in use, the weapons, peace pipes, rattles, and other implements would be displayed in the households for protection from all negative and evil forces.
Early Native American Warriors all carried a weapon made in various ways with various materials. Some would choose a young sapling, sometimes attaching a round stone or chisel-like blade to the trunk or handle to pound or slash his enemy. This became known as the tomahawk, derived from the East.
As Federal law prohibits the collection or sale of archeological artifacts, present-day Native American Indians carefully handcraft these artifact replicas. They continue to represent nobleness, strength, dignity, and courage. (D. Begay, Navajo artist)