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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Arrows, 19th century
  • Wood, bone, feather, plant fiber
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 34 1/2 in, W: 1 1/2 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 87.6 cm, W: 3.8 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13091

DESCRIPTION

This is a group of six bird arrows. They have rather thick cedar shafts, double feather fletching. The arrows have points with three bones that are barbed on the inside. The bone points and the feather fletching are secured to the shaft with plant fiber cordage.