Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Plains peoples
  • arrow, 1860s
  • Where object was made: Abilene, Kansas, United States
  • wood, feather, sinew, pigment
  • Object Length: 58 cm
    Object Length: 22 13/16 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1178

This is a wooden arrow shaft. The point end is notched with a sinew wrapping, though the point is absent. The feathers are possibly hawk feathers. It has faded green pigment at the fletched end.