The Danawa Ahi Galuyasti, "Ceremonial War Hatchet," was black, the emblematic color of death. The stone head was usually made of obsidian or other black stone, and the handle was of black wood or painted black. There are stories that some war hatchets, head and handle, were made completely of obsidian. The Ceremonial War Hatchet was a symbol of war and was never used as an ax for any reason.
When the people were at war, the Ceremonial War Hatchet hung on the center pole in place of the Peace Pipe.
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