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Cultural Period: Navajo

Description: Wooden sinew-reinforced bow painted black and bearing a singly-ply twisted rawhide bowstring; solid wooden arrow shaft painted red and tipped with tin/iron point and fletched with long black feathers, from Chinle; modern-made Navajo arrow with a metal point and decorated with blue, red, black, and white paint.

Dimensions: 52 1/2 inches long (bow); 23-24 1/2 inches long (arrows); 57 cm (modern arrow).

Collection: On display at Navajo National Monument.

Author
Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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