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toy beaded arrow
  • Santee peoples
  • toy beaded arrow, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: Plains, United States
  • wood, feathers, sinew, carving, beading
  • Object Length: 41 cm
    Object Length: 16 1/8 in
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0456.01

This is a wooden arrow shaft with a wide, blunted "stunner" head. The feather fletching is held in place with sinew. The shaft is fully covered with a wrapped string of beads. There is a green field with four yellow stripes, each flanked with red.