Hoes were garden tools used to break up soil for rain water and to remove weeds that compete with the cultivated plants. This hoe, made from a bison shoulder blade is modeled after those used by the Hidatsa Indians, great farmers who lived in the northern plains....
The Hidatsa Indians used wooden rakes to clear their cornfields. This rake is a faithful reproduction of the original type. Made of tree saplings and rawhide. $275.00
The Hidatsa also used antler rakes to clear their fields. Made with mule deer antler, wood handle and rawhide, like the original. $250.00
Stone hoes were used throughout eastern North America, especially by the Mississippian people. They were also used in Kansas and stemmed hoes have been found in Oklahoma. These are dirt-digging machines! They were used to cultivate corn fields, but were undoubtedly...
Shell hoes were also used for cultivation and digging. This shell hoe is modeled from a complete hoe found in a rock shelter in Arkansas. Made of freshwater mussel shell, wood handle and bark straps, like the original. Rawhide ties may be substituted for the bark...
Wooden Digging Stick
The wooden digging stick is one of the most common digging tools of prehistoric native peoples. They were used to break new ground for farming, digging holes and digging roots and tubers for food. They have been found throughout the United States. $50.00 and up
Bison Bone Tipped Digging Stick
The bison bone tipped digging stick was used on the plains from Texas to the Dakotas, where soil can become extremely hard and wooden tipped digging sticks would be ineffective. Archaeologist do not know if they had a right angle handle like a stone hoe or a straight...