painted in yellow, black, red, and white; dot and line motifs decorate both sides of bow; grip composed of black and red wool wrapped with cotton twine; twisted sinew string, length 41 in. fourth quarter 19th century
Collection notes that this bow is of the Cheyenne Bowstring Men Society, also known as the Wolf Warriors, a Military Society found in Southern Cheyenne communities. Click here for George Amos Dorsey's 1905 description of "Owl-Man's Bow-String or Wolf Warriors" The Cheyenne. Field Museum of Natural History: Vol. IX, No. 1)
Provenance: From an Important Denver, Colorado Collector
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