Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1924
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • wood, hawk feathers, sinew, pigment
  • Object Length: 87 cm
    Object Length: 34 1/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1172

The wooden arrow shaft is painted in thick (very faded) bands of alternating red and blue. Hawk feathers are bound with sinew for fletching. It has been sharpened to a point, but there is no metal point.