Jawbone Club

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Stone & bone was used to make Native American tools & weapons such as the Jawbone Club

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  • Description  and definition of the Jawbone Club
  • Types of War Clubs
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Jawbone Club
Description and Definition of Jawbone Club: The Jawbone Club is the name given to describe one of the many different Types of Native American War Clubs used during Indian warfare and combat. The name of the Jawbone Club was so-called because this weapon was literally made from the jaw bone of a large animal. A jawbone club weapon was constructed out of the jawbone of an elk, bear, buffalo or a horse. The Plains Native Americans would sharpen the hitting edge of the weapon while leaving the teeth inside the jaw bone intact, as can be seen in the picture below. The Jawbone Club was a primitive but highly effective weapon that was used across North America during early pre-historic times.




The Design of the Jawbone Club
The Jawbone Club was used as a close contact weapon and had the ability to cut through the chest of an opponent. It was used for cleaving an enemy using a swinging action. This was a deadly weapon and a jawbone weapon was mentioned in the Bible in which Samson is attributed with slaying an entire army with only the jawbone of an ass. The blades of the Jawbone Club were sharpened and the teeth of the jawbone were sometimes polished.  As a raw material, bone is tough and slightly brittle and easily modified to suit the user of the weapon. Jawbones were also used as early tools and thre jaw bones of deer were used as a primitive hoe for threshing grasses.

Jawbone Club

  • Description and definition of the Jawbone Club weapon
  • Materials required to make a Jawbone Club
  • Making a Jawbone Club
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Jawbone Club - Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Jawbone Club. Discover the interesting facts and information which relate to the History of Native Americans and the weapons they used such as the Jawbone Club. The pictures on this site show the weapons and tools that were used by various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational history resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Jawbone Club. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index - a great educational resource for kids providing an unusual insight into their culture. We hope you enjoy watching the videos - just click and play - a great resource for gaining facts and information about the life of Native American Indians.

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