- Pottery Brings Change
- Burial Mounds
- Iowans Begin Raising Food
- Indians Use Bows and Arrows
- Iowans Give Up Nomad Life
- Indian Tribes of Iowa
- Techniques of Pottery Manufacture
- Spring Hollow Incised Pottery
- Woodland Artifacts
- The Marching Bear Effigy Mounds
- Ceramic Vessel Terms
- Woodland Rocker-Stamped Pottery
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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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