Beliefs and Warfare

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What did wars between tribes consist of?
Short, fierce battles which were fought to steal horses or captives (who were kept as family slaves for a time)
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What was the aim of the war?
It was for honour which was achieved by proving courage and bravery
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what was "counting coup"?
Running or galloping up to the enemy and touching him with the end of a coup stick.
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The decision to go to war was very ....
Serious
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Why was scalping done?
As proof of success in battle and to avoid meeting an enemy in the after-life.
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What weapons did the Indian tribes use ?
tomahawks, war clubs, lances, bow and arrow.
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What did the Indians use to make weapons?
Good quality wood, sharpened flint or bone
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What was the aim of the war?

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what was "counting coup"?

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