Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Sioux maker
  • arrow, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • wood, iron, feathers, sinew, pigment
  • Object Length: shortest 64.5 cm
    Object Length: shortest 25 3/8 in
    Object Length: longest 67 cm
    Object Length: longest 26 3/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1238.07

This is one of a set of ten arrows that have wooden shafts and metal points.

2007.1238.05-.08 - The fletched end is almost completely yellow except for two bands of dark blue which are flanked by thin bands of red. The sinew on the point end is dark blue.