Indian Lance (Book Two, Card 15)

The Lance is an archaic combat and hunting weapon that consists of a long handle, or shaft, ranging in length from 9 to 14 feet, and a sharp spearhead or projectile point. The Lance was used by Native American Indians on horseback or for ceremonial purposes. The lance’s points were initially formed of a hard stone like flint, but they were eventually replaced with metal tips. The lance’s tips, or blades, were fashioned in the same way as spears, but larger and with a slightly different shape. The spear was the weapon that led to the creation of the lance.