Object photography

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Object description

  • Tonkawa artist
  • Arrow, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood, feather, iron, sinew
  • Texas, Great Plains, United States
  • L: 27 in, W: 3/4 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 68.6 cm, W: 1.9 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3982


This is an arrow with an unbarbed triangular iron point. The wooden shaft is painted green below the fletching. Both the feather fletching and the iron point are secured with animal sinew wrappings.