Arrow, end of 800 (Plains Indians)

Freccia, fine ‘800 (Indiani delle Pianure)

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Dehusked wooden rod, animal fiber, pens, iron tip


s.n. 335


Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893 (?)

Metal spikes were sold by whites until the early 1860s, then the Natives learned to make them by recycling household metal items, such as pots; before contact with whites the spikes were made of bone, horn, flint or other hard stones