- Early Iowans and the Bison
- Food of Ancient Iowans
- Burial Mounds
- Iowans Begin Raising Food
- Indians Use Bows and Arrows
- Iowans Give Up Nomad Life
- Side-notched Points
- A Bison Jump
- Paleo-Indian Clovis Spearpoint
- Bird Bone Whistle
- Animal Hide Scraping
- Copper Awl
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Indians Use Bows and Arrows
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The earliest known people of Iowa used rocks and spears to kill wild game. But by about 500 A.D. the Indians were using the bow and arrow on their hunting party. The bow and arrow added power, accuracy and distance that the spear could not achieve. Arrows traveled much faster, so they could kill smaller game: birds, rabbits, deer. Or go directly to the heart of a large bison.
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