War Hatchet

Author: Jason Elder
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When the Outcasts stumble upon a young boy, the only survivor of a brutal massacre, they set out to find the youngster a home, unaware that the killers are on the trail, determined to silence the only witness to their crime. Original.

Weapons Of War Tr By C C Black

Author: Auguste Demmin
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Though on one side an ax#, it becomes on the other a war- hammer, either with a
saw edge or a sharp point, but generally large and curved, called faleon-beaked ;
whilst the term parrot-beaked was applied when tho weapon was short in the
handle and belonged to a horseman. The battle-axe sometimes was provided
with a long dart or sword fixed at the top. The short-handled horseman's axe (
Reiteraxt and Bartke in German) is found to have sometimes a gun-barrel
encased in the ...

Native American Weapons

Author: Colin F. Taylor
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806137162
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The pipe tomahawk Perhaps of all the various tools and weapons on offer from
the European (and later American and Canadian) market to the North American
Indian during the lucrative years of the fur trade (circa 1650-1870) nothing was
more appealing than - as the English put it - the "smoak tomahawk". Although the
term covers an immense number of styles, the basic construction combined both
pipe and war hatchet in one single unit - symbols of both peace and war. It was a
 ...

Hatchet Jobs And Hardball

Author: Grant Barrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199760454
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Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech.

The Hatchet And The Plow

Author: William W. Betts, Jr.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450267157
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And the Senecas, the Mohawks, the Cayugas, and the Onondagas, under the
leadership of their spirited war-chiefs Old Smoke, Cornplanter, and Joseph Brant
were now in the war for good. Meanwhile, Howe, inexplicably, had not reached
Albany. Burgoyne had taken Fort Ticonderoga (July 6) with very little trouble, but
had found his march southward extremely difficult because of the Green
Mountain Boys. At Saratoga, which he reached on October 17, he was stopped
abruptly.

The Skulking Way Of War

Author: Patrick M. Malone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568331657
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Native American craftsmen acknowledged the value of imported metals but
retained their respect for traditional forms and ornamentation when they cut up
brass or iron goods to create products that were distinctly Indian in appearance.9
Even the form of a European article was often familiar to its new owner. An Indian
could easily recognize a trade hatchet as an improved version of his stone-
headed axe or tomahawk. He was perhaps surprised by the toughness of the
hatchet's ...

Fighting Words From War Rebellion And Other Combative Capers

Author: Christine Ammer
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The term first was used in mid-eighteenthcentury America for an advance soldier,
also called the ax man, who went ahead of an army moving through the woods
and cleared a path for it. George Washington, remembered by schoolchildren for
wielding a hatchet against a famous cherry tree, used hatchet men in this way; he
also called them pioneers. In the Chinese tong (gang) wars of the 1880s, carried
on in America as well as China, so-called "hatchet-armed killers" were paid ...

The Encyclopedia Of The War Of 1812

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099565
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Other designs entailed a hammer poll (which was just as the name suggests) and
the less common (and decidedly unwieldy) spiked poll, which brandished a pick-
like extension opposite the blade. Militia laws long required soldiers to carry both
a sword and a hatchet, but by the time of the American Revolutionary War, most
colonies had resorted to the hatchet alone because of the latter's versatility and
low cost. Eventually the hatchet became a standard piece of soldiers' equipment.