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Made from hard woods(Oak, Hickory, Juniper, and Cedar). Arrowhead tied on with sinew. Arrowheads were sometimes poisoned when battling between each other but never for hunting.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plains 566
Descriptions
feathers 641 wood 4438 pigment 539 metal 3340 sinew 620
Names
arrows 23
Date:
1880-1890
Dimensions:
L: 26.5 in, Diameter: 1.25 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Ten light colored wood shafts, peeled, smoothed, some decorated with paint and some with incised lines along length; triple fletched with long quills, tied with sinew top and bottom; sheet metal points hafted by inserting into split shaft and wrapping with sinew. Split at bottom also. All have green paint at bottom; except for .3 and .5 which have blue block stripe with small red lines above and below it. .9 has red only. .5 is missing metal point.
Accession Number:
NA.102.256

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