National Geographic : 1940 Nov
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn Only Fleetest Hares Could Dodge Curved Rabbit Sticks, Hurled by Prehistoric Hopi Hunters The Indians enclosed a wide area with nets (left) and then rounded up the animals in an intensive drive. Asthe rabbits converged on the nets, the hunters raced into the group, hurling the flat boomeranglike clubs. Hunting nets like this one have been found, well preserved, innorthern Arizona caves. Drives for antelopes and turkeys were conducted in similar fashion. Hunting was not the chief source of food for the Hopis,who tilled the soil industriously.