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War bow without bowstring
War bow without bowstring
Number
МАЭ № 7401-15
Title
War bow without bowstring
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Chugach
Collectors-person
Material
wood, paint, leather, sinew
Dimensions
length 132 cm, width 4.7 cm, thickness 4.1 cm
Annotation
Reinforced war bows were more commonly found among the Kodiak Alutiits on the western side of the island because they were much more likely to be exposed to attacks from the Aleuts and from Eskimos from the Alaska Peninsula. “ The bows of the Koniags are simple and fragile: those of the Kenais and the Alaskans are taut, wound with sinew, made and decorated tastefully. Their arrows are short with stone points or on occasion iron points; but for the most part the Koniags do not shoot very well with bows” (Davydov 1812: 149).
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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