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How the Cherokees Made Blow-Guns

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The Cherokee Indians used blowguns to hunt birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Blowguns varied in length from three to ten feet. The blowgun was made from the giant cane, Arundinaria, while the darts were made from the bull thistle, Carduus. Both plants are indigenous to North Carolina. The blowgun's accuracy enabled hunters to hit targets up to sixty feet.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 12, May 1985, p15, il