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Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans


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Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans
A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-Backed Bows,
Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & Quivers
by Jim Hamm

Table of Contents
     FORWARD
Part 1--Bows
A Brief Lesson in Bow Physics
Regional Styles
Selecting, Cutting and Curing Wood
    SELF BOWS
Working the Back of the Bow
Laying out the Bow
Bending and Shaping
Nocks
Tillering
Finishing
    SINEW-BACKED BOWS
Preparing the Stave
Preparing the Sinew
Preparing Glue
Preparing the Bow
Apply Sinew
Curing
Finishing
    COMPOSITE BOWS DECORATION
Snakeskin
Handles
Horsehair, Quillwork, etc.
Painted Designs
    STRINGS
Knots
Part 2--Arrows
Regional Styles
    WOODEN ARROWSHAFTS
Types of Wood
Cutting and Seasoning
Shaping and Sizing
To Groove or Not to Groove
Straightening
Finishing
Nocks
Cresting
    REED ARROWSHAFTS
The Shaft
Foreshaft
Nocks
    FLETCHING
Types of Feathers
Preparing Feathers
Applying Feathers with Glue
Applying Feathers without Glue
Trimming and Decoration
    POINTS
Blunts
Stone
Bone
Steel
Part 3--Quivers and Bowcases
Part 4--Shooting
    BOWS AND ERRORS