19Th Century
7 in WIDE
(17.78 cm WIDE)
Gift of Donald V. Hemphill through Juliette F. Finley, Executrix

The bow from the Yurok is made of yew wood, reinforced with deer sinew. Yew is a valuable wood for making bows and the tree is also used for anti-cancer medicines, both traditionally and in allopathic medicine (e.g. Taxol). Probably late 19th century. P.C. Klieger

Used: hunting | Warfare

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