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Old October 25, 2012, 08:34 AM   #19
Rifleman1776
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The Tomahawk was a very common Native American tool/weapon used for centuries and then adopted by European fur traders and mountainmen for it's simplicity and multi-usefulness.
If you consider stone clubs and chipped 'axes' as tomahawks that statement might be correct.
But the iron and steel tomahawks arrived with the white man. In war they were given to the indians as were many knives.
Frontiersmen from the east who became mountainmen and Rev. Riflemen knew how to use a tomahawk both as a tool and weapon. They didn't need to learn from the indian.
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