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Bone beads are pieces of bone which are shaped into shotgun pellets. According to the traditions of some native american tribes including the Navajo, if a man is shot and the bone bead goes underneath the skin, the man will live a cursed 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.

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