Object photography

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Object description

  • Apache artist
  • Arrow, mid-late 19th century
  • Bamboo, iron, feather, sinew
  • Southwestern United States
  • L: 34 1/2 in, W: 1/2 in, D: 3/8 in (L: 87.6 cm, W: 1.3 cm, D: 1.0 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3670


This is an arrow with a bamboo shaft, an iron head and three feathers at the opposite end. Sinew is used to secure the arrow head and the feather fletching.