Dakota bow and bow string

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Description A carved wood Dakota bow from Fort Totten, North Dakota, circa the late 19th or early 20th century. The bow has 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 44 inches length (8110.1.A, bow, overall)
1 1/8 inches width (8110.1.A, bow, widest point)
1/2 inch depth (8110.1.A)
40 3/4 inches length (8110.1.B, original bow string)
Nomenclature Bow (weapon)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used by (possibly) Sisseton Indians
Used by (possibly) Wahpeton Indians
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
Identifiers 8110.1.A,C

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