Native American spears were an extremely important part of the daily lives of Native American tribes for centuries. They were used for hunting and later for warfare as well. Native American Indian spears are hand crafted and often could reveal a status among individuals within a tribe. Usually made of wood, the shafts of most Native American Indian spears were made of wood, and the tips made of various materials like bone spear tips, flint spear tips, obsidian spear heads, wood spear heads and eventually metal spear heads after the introduction from the Europeans.
Instead of decomposing normally, bodies buried in the tombs beneath the cathedral in Venzone, Italy were perfectly preserved and still recognizable even after many decades. Townspeople periodically retrieved and commune with their dead loved ones. In modern times, scientists finally traced the source of this wonder to Hypha tombicina, a microscopic, parasitic fungus that rapidly dehydrates the bodies before decomposition can even begin.
Books can make a difference in dispelling prejudice and building community: not with role models and recipes, not with noble messages about the human family, but with enthralling stories that make us imagine the lives of others. A good story lets you know people as individuals in all their particularity and conflict; and once you see someone as a person—flawed, complex, striving—you’ve reached beyond stereotype.