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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Cheyenne 264
Descriptions
sinew 620 glass beads 689 wool cloth 199 tanned deer hide 58 pigment 539 wood 4438 metal 3340
Names
arrows 23 bow case and quiver 2 bow 53
Date:
1870-1890
Dimensions:
bow case width: 6 in, bow length: 46 in, bow case length: 25 in, Diameter: 5.5 in, Diameter: 5 in, bow width: 1.25 in, width: 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:
bow case: tanned hide, fur on in interior of both pieces, sewn into circular form with round piece on bottom, pieced with red wool cloth on bottom seam and some attached fringe. Double seam with added piece runs top to bottom. Five (5) single lines (1/4” W) of turquoise blue seed beads, with small striped segment of dark blue and yellow inserted, running horizontally around top and bottom. Twisted hide fringe attached to underside on top folded over edge. Quiver is same style and design pattern, but narrower. Attached to quiver with strips of hide strip in three sections, and tanned hide strap is (¾”W) attached through the same hide strips. Strap and strips are more recent additions. Bow: slight recurve bow, medium colored piece of wood, tapers in at handle, and again near top, notched ends; string is woven sinew, looped around to prevent strain on bow. Arrows (4): triple fletched, glued and tied off on top and bottom with sinew. Fletched portion is also painted on two (2) bows: red, blue and red striped; green or dark blue diagonal lines; to in dark blue. Each tipped with metal point varying in length from 4 ¾” to 2 ½” hafted on to top and sinew wrapped.
Accession Number:
NA.102.269

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