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Dakota bow

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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 Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used in (possibly) Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Used in (possibly) Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1958
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9492.1
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