E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bury the Hatchet.
Let by-gones be by-gones. The Great Spirit commanded the North American Indians, when they smoked the calumet or peace-pipe, to bury their hatchet, scalping-knives, and war-clubs in the ground, that all thought of hostility might be buried out of sight.
It is much to be regrtted that the American government, having brought the great war to a conclusion, did not bury the hatchet altogether.The Times.