s are pieces of bone which are shaped into shotgun pellet
s. According to the traditions of some native american tribe
s including the Navajo
, if a man is shot and the bone bead goes underneath
, the man will live a curse
d life (if he survives) until all the bone beads are removed from his body. This was one of the first instances of use of nonlethal ammunition
. Bone shot is less lethal than lead
shot, and was occasionally used by native american tribes when they wanted to make a point but didn't want to kill.
The same tactic is used in saltrock rounds, replacing a spiritual curse with the sting of salt on a wound.