By Roland Bohr
Gifts from the Thunder Beings examines North American Aboriginal peoples’ use of Indigenous and eu distance guns in big-game searching and wrestle. past the functions of eu guns, Aboriginal peoples’ methods of adapting and utilizing this expertise together with Indigenous weaponry contributed vastly to the influence those guns had on Aboriginal cultures. This sluggish transition came about from the start of the fur exchange within the Hudson’s Bay corporation buying and selling territory to the treaty and reserve interval that all started in Canada within the 1870s.
Technological swap and the results of ecu touch weren't uniform all through North the USA, as Roland Bohr illustrates through evaluating the northern nice Plains and the primary Subarctic—two adjoining yet environmentally assorted areas of North America—and their respective Indigenous cultures. starting with a quick survey of the subarctic and northern Plains environments and the most typical subsistence ideas in those areas round the time of touch, Bohr offers the context for an in depth exam of social, religious, and cultural features of bows, arrows, quivers, and firearms. His exact research of the moving utilization of bows and arrows and firearms within the northern nice Plains and the significant Subarctic makes Gifts from the Thunder Beings an immense addition to the canon of North American ethnology.