Bow and arrow for fish

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Culture/People
Mississippi Choctaw
Previous owner
Sebe Smith, Mississippi Choctaw
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Bow and arrow for fish
Media/Materials
Wood, hide thong/babiche, iron point, cotton twine/string
Techniques
Carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions
62.50 x 11.00 x 2.00 cm
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term
di da na'm po'
Place
Neshoba County and Scott County; Mississippi; USA
Date created
circa 1900
Collection History
Collected from Sebe Smith (Mississippi Choctaw) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8850
Barcode
018850.000
See related items
Mississippi Choctaw
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, & Games
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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