Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans

Enlightening and entertaining, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for readers who plan to make and shoot their own bows and arrows. It's a must-have text for outdoorsmen, Boy Scouts of all ages, traditional craftsmen, and historians.

Author: Jim Hamm

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599210834

Category: History

Page: 156

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Provides information on building and caring for wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, composite bows, strings, arrows, and quivers.

Encyclopedia of Native American Bows Arrows Quivers Northeast southeast and midwest

From museums and private collections around the world, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional archery pieces from eastern tribes such as the Mohegan, Mohawk, Cherokee, Seminole, Chippewa, and Winnebago.

Author: Steve Allely

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781558219922

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 135

View: 409

The authors bring together more than 100 exceptional archery pieces, with detailed full-page pen-and-ink drawings giving dimensions, decoration and construction details. Line drawings and maps.

American Indian Archery

Those wishing to learn something about the use of archery tackle by American Indians, something of the ingenuity associated with its manufacture and maintenance, and something about the importance of archery in everyday Indian life will ...

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Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806123875

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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No one knows for certain just when the bow and arrow came into use in America, but they were in use from the far North to the tip of South America when Europeans first arrived. Over the hemisphere the equipment ranged from very poor to excellent, with the finest bows of all being made in the Northwest of North America. Some of these bows rivaled the ancient classic bow in beauty of design and workmanship. The attitudes of whites toward Indian archers and their equipment have ranged from the highest of praise with mythical feats rivaling those of William Tell and Robin Hood-–o mockery and derision for the Indians' short, "deformed" bows and small arrows. The Laubins have found most of the popular conceptions of Indian archery to be erroneous-as are most of the preconceived notions about Indians—and in this book they attempt to correct some of these false impressions and to give a true picture of this ancient art as practiced by the original Americans. Following an introduction and history of Indian archery are chapters on comparison of bows, bow making and sinewed bows, horn bows, strings, arrows, quivers, shooting, medicine bows, Indian crossbows, and blowguns. Those wishing to learn something about the use of archery tackle by American Indians, something of the ingenuity associated with its manufacture and maintenance, and something about the importance of archery in everyday Indian life will find in this book a wealth of new, valuable, and important information.

Native American Bows

This work describes the various types of bows used by the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an added appendix by Bill Holm on "Making Horn Bows".

Author: T. M. Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

View: 457

This work describes the various types of bows used by the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an added appendix by Bill Holm on "Making Horn Bows".

Native Americans in Sports

Only since the 1970s have mainstream North American archers shown serious
interest in Native archery traditions. Before that, the bows and arrows of Native
America were seen as relics of vanishing ways of life. Cherokee Cornstalk Shoot
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Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317464036

Category: Political Science

Page: 411

View: 802

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

Encyclopedia of Native American Bows Arrows and Quivers Volume 2

From dozens of museums and private collections, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional bows, arrows and quivers from plains tribes such as Blackfoot, Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, and Comanche, as well ...

Author: Jim Hamm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781794166608

Category:

Page: 100

View: 993

From dozens of museums and private collections, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional bows, arrows and quivers from plains tribes such as Blackfoot, Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, and Comanche, as well as southwest tribes like Apache, Navajo, Hopi, and the ancient Anasazi. Beautifully detailed full-page pen and ink drawings give dimensions, decoration, and construction details.This pathbreaking and comprehensive book will strongly appeal to all of those with an abiding interest in Native Americans and archery.

Hunting With the Native Americans

This book discusses the ways in which Native Americans hunted in different regions, the weapons they used, and the types of animals that were hunted.

Author: Rob Staeger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422288536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 515

The hunting practices of Native Americans differed throughout North and South America. Some hunted with bows and arrows, others with spears and clubs, and still others with snares and traps. This book discusses the ways in which Native Americans hunted in different regions, the weapons they used, and the types of animals that were hunted. It also describes the rituals the tribes performed before hunting, and explains how they used not only the meat, but also the bones, hide, and sinews of the animals they killed.

Making Indian Bows and Arrows the Old Way

Thereader is shown how to use both primitive and modern techniques of bow
and arrow making. ... strings with techniques that are understandable to even the
beginning bowyer, and, shooting the way that Native Americans did years ago.

Author: Douglas Wallentine

Publisher: Eagles View Publishing

ISBN: 9780943604213

Category: History

Page: 98

View: 711

All you will need to know to make powerful and attractive Native American bows with an easy-to-follow text together with numerous illustrations and photos.

Native Americans in Comic Books

Thus , he does not dress in a stereotypic manner , but his use of the bow weapon
demonstrates a generality that all Native people use bows and arrows
exclusively in modern times ( even during wartime ? ) , despite the availability of
more ...

Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 807

"This work addresses a range of portrayals of the Native American people, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been marginalized and misrepresented in comics"--Provided by publisher.

Forum D histoire Orale

Native American Bows . Columbia , Missouri : Missouri Archaeological Society ,
1982 ; Jim Hamm . Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans . New York : Lyons
and Burford , 1991 : Doug Wallentine . Making Arrows the Old Way . Liberty ...

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Category: Canada

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History of Sport and Physical Education in the United States

The Native Americans used bows and arrows in wars with other tribes , in
competitions , and in hunting for food . LeMoyne , the artist accompanying a
sixteenth - century French expedition to Florida , described how these tribes
hunted : The ...

Author: Richard Albin Swanson

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 438

View: 910

This historical introduction to the history of sport, physical activity and physical education in the United States covers school, college, amateur and professional sports. It provides a history of men, women and diverse ethnic groups in sport and considers the influence of such phenomena as music, economics, technology and industry. The influence of events and periods such as the jazz age, great depression, affluence, technology and industry are related to sports, with comparative timelines of historical events to give students a frame of reference. Ancient and modern Olympics are compared and there is a new chapter on post World War II history.

The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans An A to Z of Tribes Culture and History

The coming ofthewhite man meant thatironwas introduced to the Natives, and so
thismetalwas usedto make arrow tips,too. ... BOW Any kindof springy, whippy
wood—hickory, cedar, mulberry, white ash, ordogwood—could be used tomake ...

Author: Adele Nozedar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007519443

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 225

A comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and religious beliefs and practices of America’s native people, The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans tells the varied and colourful stories of the tribes, their greatest leaders, wars, pacts, and the long-lasting impact that their profound wisdom and spirituality has on the West today.

Native Americans of California and Nevada

There was one old Indian standing with his bow and arrow - they wanted to take
and kill him , but were afraid to approach near enough to come within reach of his
arrow - I went up to the Indian and asked him for his bow and arrows - they had ...

Author: Jack D. Forbes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 197

View: 779


American Indians

Iron and steel tools , such as chisels and plows , became highly desirable among
the tribes , especially among those that were quickly adopting European ways of
life . While early European guns were inferior to bows and arrows both ...

Author: Harvey Markowitz

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893567606

Category: History

Page: 953

View: 400

This fully illustrated reference work examines American Indian history and culture during the formation of the US and Canada, and the history and customs of their presence on the North American continent dating back to ancient times. 1,129 topics detail personages, tribes, art and architecture, organizations, historical events, cultural traditions, religion, and more. Historical events include the Apache Wars and Sioux Uprising. Covers ceremonial customs such as feasts, spirit dances, and rites of passage, as well as contemporary issues including voting rights, tribal councils, and gambling.

Native Americans of the Southwest

The trapped animals were then killed with bows and arrows or clubs . ... animals
that were hunted by tribes in the Sonoran desert region of southern Arizona and
Mexico : An Apache attempts to obtain poison for his arrows from a rattlesnake .

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781560066811

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 619

Discusses the background, cultural practices, interaction with Spanish settlers, and current lives of some of the native peoples living in the American Southwest.

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian

Bows, ARROWs & QUIVERS OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER John Baldwin
Describes hundreds of bows, arrows, quivers, and bow cases. 40 photos. 96 pp.
Writen Heritage, 1999. $69.95. BOWs & ARROWS OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS
Jim ...

Author: Barry T. Klein

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780915344895

Category: Social Science

Page: 708

View: 959


Yahi Archery

Passing the techniques on to young male warriors, archery became a valuable skill in almost every tribe in the Americas and especially amongst the Yahi people. Particularly adept in archery, the Yahi became known for their beautiful bows.

Author: Saxton Temple Pope

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Archery

Page: 152

View: 186

While the English were familiar with archery as a sporting event and the bow and arrow as suitable tools for hunting, Native Americans relied on archery for survival possibly since the first tribes were formed, as far as historians can tell. Fashioning arrowheads from stone and bows from bone, horns, wood and animal sinew, the Native Americans killed animals for food and clothing and protected their tribes from attacking enemies with archery. Once the Native Americans gained access to horses, they became extremely adept at archery on horseback. Just as it was for Mongol troops and other Asian armies, this skill was highly effective in wartime situations. Passing the techniques on to young male warriors, archery became a valuable skill in almost every tribe in the Americas and especially amongst the Yahi people. Particularly adept in archery, the Yahi became known for their beautiful bows. Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indians, taught Saxton Pope, a professor, how to make arrows and bows like his tribesmen and how to effectively hunt with them. Pope, having learned from one of the greatest marksmen in history, went on to be considered the "father of modern bow hunting."

The Native Americans

Ethnology and Backgrounds of the North American Indians Robert E. Spencer,
Robert F. Spencer, Jesse David ... They hurled flat , curved sticks at running
animals to kill or cripple them , shot them with bow and arrow , and caught them
in ...

Author: Robert E. Spencer

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: 9780060463717

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 742

A study of the social and economic development, religion, and culture of selected Indian tribes in North America, based on archeological research