The Iroquois were the most powerful and best organized
nation of any of the other North American native tribes, and
they did it by expanding their land and influence through
force. However, to use force successfully a weapon is a
tremendous force multiplier, and in the case of the
Iroquois, they had four useful weapons. The war club, the
lance, the bow, and the tomahawk.
The war club is essentially the Iroquois version of the
mace, with a few variations. Usually it was a simple wooden
ball affixed to a length of wood, however there may have
been a few with a spike jutting out of the ball itself. When
this weapon is used it crushes skulls and bones, and
provides instant death in the case of the former and a
prolonged death in the case of the latter. The war club is
also the only purpose built weapon of the Iroquios. The
others double as tools.