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Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region (1933) by S. A. Barrett and E. W. Gifford


WEAPONS

The weapons employed in fighting were the bow and arrow, and the spear. Neither shields nor armor were used. The warrior depended for safety upon dodging the missiles of the enemy. One member of each band of warriors was engaged behind the fighting line, collecting the arrows shot by the enemy. These were shot back at the enemy.

The costume of a warrior consisted of a simple breech clout, a fur foreheadband to keep the long hair in place, and a special cap of grass, very similar to the hunting cap. No moccasins were worn.



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