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Dakota bow and bow string
Description Carved wood bow with a smooth, stained outer surface. The inner surface has a black applied material. The original bowstring of twisted sinew has one broken loop end. A replacement bowstring of harness lacing has been strung. The bow is from the Fort Totten Indian Reservation, North Dakota, and is most likely Wahpeton or Sisseton Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 44 inches length .A) overall
1 1/8 inches width .A) widest point
1/2 inch depth .A)
40 3/4 inches length .B) original bow string
Nomenclature Bow (weapon)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used by (possibly) Sisseton Dakota
Used by (possibly) Wahpeton Dakota
Used in Fort Totten, Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Indian weapons--North Dakota--Fort Totten Reservation.
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1867 - Not later than 1941
The Fort Totten Reservation was created in 1867.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8110.1.A,C