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Dakota bow
Description Wooden bow with a double curve, two notches on one end, and one notch on the opposite end. The bowstring is made of twisted sinew and is knotted together in two places. One side of the bow features a series of drawings painted in dark colors. The drawings are: a paw print (possibly bear), buffalo, paw print, an Indian with a feather headdress mounted on a horse, paw print, another Indian on horseback, paw print, and a calumet. The opposite side of the bow is undecorated. The artifacts donated in this collection were obtained at Lower Brule and Crow Creek Reservations in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 45 inches length
1 1/2 inches width
Nomenclature Bow (weapon)
Creation Made by (possibly): Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
Made by (possibly): Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Found at (possibly) Fort Thompson, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States
Found at (possibly) Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Content: Exactly 1958 date donated
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9492.1