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
  • 2007.1238.09

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

2007.1238.09-.11 - The fletched end has a wide band of red in the center, flanked by narrow bands of blue and wide bands of yellow. The sinew on both ends is dark blue.