Posted by MMMMarcia on February 24, 1999 at 15:33:13:
In Reply to: War Clubs versus ... Nut Crackers???? posted by Rich on February 24, 1999 at 12:07:53:
: This is the statement that there was no such thing as "war clubs!" He took it further, stating they were nothing more than "nut crackers." Hmmmm ... I can envision this scenario, possibly. It was hundreds, maybe thousands, of years ago. Very primitive, stone age-type Indians had these little tools that they used to crack nuts with. One day, while busy cracking his supply of nuts, a warrior was attacked by another man. The only thing handy to defend himself with was this nut cracker. WHACK! He hit his attacker, full force, in the head. Our nut cracking Indian said, "Hey! This thing makes a good weapon." He modified it. He made it larger. He decorated it. It became, over the years, a War Club.
hehehe...I love it, Rich! I'm so glad you mentioned this, as I couldn't believe the Sweet Nutcracker Statement when I read it, though I was hesitant to say anything about it, as I am not an authority on the subject, by any means (or Means). I do know that I have read some textbooks with illustrations of War Clubs as decorated by different tribes/cultures, and they sure seemed authentic. Several of the books were written by Native Americans/Native Peoples/American Indians/Indigenous People/Whatever Term Pleases One. I would think they would know whereof they spoke, or drew, and it would seem that such items most definitely existed and were used in battle.
Thanks for bringing this up.
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