Native Arts Trading

PLAINS INDIAN BOWS & ARROWS

(Plains Indian bows and arrows - made by a Plains Indian - Sioux)

NOTE: Our bow maker is Sioux. If you have a particular bow that you would like him to make, let us know - we will have him make it for you. He also makes real nice arrows. Barry

of the Native American Indian (Plains, Woodland, Apache, Plateau & Basin, etc.)

see also...bow cases & quivers

Historically accurate examples of Plains Indian bows and arrows - including many different tribal styles of bows and arrows.

Native American Bows & Arrows

Plains Bows

Replicas of old historically correct museum bows

For target practice, hunting or just to display as a stand-a-lone bow (or in a bow case with quiver)

fully functional Osage Orange, Ash and Hickory bows

Dogwood and Cedar Arrows

arrows starting at $25

Plains Indian Bows

We now have this nice bow in stock. It is around 45 -50 lbs at around 28 inches. You will need to be real strong to pull this back. At the moment it is strung with a sinew string. It is made of osage orange and has been painted with red ochre clay paints and sealed with hide glue. The grip is wrapped with deer skin and rabbit fur. It measures approx 50 - 51 inches long.

 

$445

COMANCHE YOUTH BOW

comanche youth bow

NEZ PERCE BOW
nez perce bow

This bow (above) is a replica of a bow made by the Nez Perce warrior Yellow Wolf for his friend, L.V. McWhorter who would later publish Yellow Wolf's autobiography. As the first battle of the 1877 conflict unfolded at White bird on June 17, 1877, the only weapon that Yellow Wolf had was his hunting bow, replicated here. Six red stripes with black borders decorate the bow. Wood, paint, sinew.

 

Bow at the Nez Perce National Historical Park

COMANCHE YOUTH BOW - Osage orange with clay paint design (Comanche Design), bow measures 39 inches (not including the horse hair tassel)

SOLD

PLAINS INDIAN BOW

Heavily sinew backed Hickory

plains indian bow
comanche bow

PLAINS BOW

Green ochred bow..... Heavily sinew backed Hickory. The bow is 45" long and pulls 40-45 pounds at 20" of draw and is covered in two layers of sinew backing. Reinforced sinew wrappings at each tip, mid limb and a smoked buckskin handle. The sinew backing is covered with a rusty red earth pigment and the belly a green ochre, that has been faded to give an aged look. Horsehair is dyed and gives this bow a striking look.This set has the overall look and feel of an 1800's era bow. Great to shoot or hang on the wall for display. This bow will pull 20" safely.

The bow pulls 40-45 pounds at 17" of draw and is covered in two layers of sinew backing, the sinew overlaps the tops and onto the belly of the bow two inches. Reinforced sinew wrappings at each tip, mid limb and a sinew wrapped handle. The sinew backing is covered with a rusty red earth pigment and the belly and tips ochred a more true red - faded oto give an aged look and a bow from the 1800's. The hair tip is dyed horsehair and gives this bow a striking look. Great to shoot or hang on the wall for display. This bow will pull 17" safely.

Each arrow has real turkey feather fletchings attached with glue and tied with sinew at the top and bottom of the fletching, the knocks are painted with red and two bands of red ochre cresting. Each arrow has a circle drawn around the shaft at 17" so the archer will know when the bow is at full draw. The tips are all barrel hoop iron and they are secured with real sinew wrappings.

native american bows
MGM BOWS

Buffalo horn bow with dogwood arrows

The bow is 43" from string groove to string groove and 44" overall, It has a thick layer of sinew backing that covers the back, the sides and around to the belly of the bow. The core wood is osage orange and the belly has the buffalo horn. The tips are slightly recurved and the bow is approx 60 pounds of pull. The bow is also ochred with a natural rusty red ochre. The arrows are dogwood, fletched with real turkey feathers, real sinew wrappings and red horsehair tied into the fletchings. The arrows have iron trade points as well and red paint at the knocks.

We have bows from MGM Movies 1950's to 1960 made by this artist. These are more prop bows than useable bows. Here is one.

$195

IN STOCK

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