Making Indian Bows & Arrows the Old Way by Douglas Spotted Eagle includes all you need to know to make powerful and attractive Native American bows and arrows with an easy-to-follow text and numerous illustrations and photos. The reader is shown how to use both primitive and modern techniques of bow and arrow making. Explored in detail are acquiring tools and wood, designing, cutting, shaping and bringing the bow to a perfect arc; recurving and reflexing, backing, and finishing; snakeskin backing, making quivers and cases, and strings - all with techniques that are understandable to even the beginning bowyer. Also illustrated and explained is shooting the way that Native Americans did years ago.
Making Indian Bows & Arrows the Old Way is written for the beginning craftsman and with over 150 illustrations, photos, charts and diagrams, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in traditional weapons of the American Indian, their culture and early Americana. 101 pages, SC