This title is an overview of weapons created by Native Americans from early times to the late 19th century. Using 155 colour photographs and illustrations, the text takes the artifact approach with chapters covering such categories as striking weapons, cutting weapons, piercing weapons, defensive weapons, and symbolic weapons. The author explains the roles of weapons in the various cultures, economies and political systems of the First Nations in the Americas. The book contains an index, bibliography, and each image has a detailed caption. Colin F. Taylor, formerly a Senior Lecturer at Hastings College of Arts and Technology, England, is a writer, lecturer, and film consultant.