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Arrow

Object Number:NA8501B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit (uncertain)
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Leather
Sinew
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

Description

Arrow from a set of bow and arrows used by a sea otter hunter (LSDA). Wooden shaft with a short, wooden, two-pronged tip. An animal hide strap is wrapped around the shaft with a serrated, metal blade tied to the end, possibly for use as an arrowhead. The end opposite the head is not nocked and instead is wrapped with sinew. The wooden shaft widens in place of feather fletching.

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