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Tomahawk - A term given to a weapon of war or a group of such weapons in use by the early Algonquian tribes of the eastern United States.  The word came from tommahick, tomahack, tamahake,  or tamahaac of Virginian dialects.

The tomahawk is usually thought of as a metal hatchet shaped weapon, often with a pipe bowl on the end opposite the blade.  In reality, such tomahawks were of European manufacture and were traded to Indians throughout america.  The earlier native Indian tomahawks were in the form of war clubs, or hatchet shaped stones lashed to handles of wood.

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