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    Northern Paiute Arrow Replica


    This beautiful arrow is a based on arrow fragments that were recovered in the 1930’s from Roaring Springs cave in SE Oregon.  The fragments are currently in the collection of the Univ of Oregon Museum of Anthropology and I personally examined them while researching for the Northern Paiute Bow and Arrow video.  If you’re interested in owning that video, click here.

    The main shaft is reed with a hardwood foreshaft.  It’s tipped with a small obsidian point that’s held in place with pine sap glue and a wrapping of deer sinew. It’s fletched with turkey tail feathers held with sinew.  The paint design under the feathers copies the very paint design that was on the original arrow fragment, but unfortunately it was broken just a few inches in front of the feathers, so we don’t know what the front of the arrow looked like.  So the paint design on the front is purely a guess, but it’s based on some other Paiute arrow fragments and common paint designs we’ve seen.  This arrow comes with an information card and is shipped in a sturdy PVC pipe to ensure safe delivery to you.  Shipping to all U.S. customers is included in the price!