Why were bows referred to as “Indian Artillery”?

So, I recently asked a question about dueling with bows.

The top answer for that included an account in The Scottish Journal which described bows and arrows as “Indian Artillery”, which is a completely new term to me.

Does anyone know where this term comes from? If it was common-place? Just in Scotland, or further afield?

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