Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows, and Quivers

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Independently published #ad - It's a must-have text for outdoorsmen, bowhunters, traditional craftsmen, and historians. Enlightening and entertaining, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for readers who plan to make and shoot their own bows and arrows.

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Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves.

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - It’s just there. Although i’d get several shots a day I never did hit one on the fly but I remember that fall fondly nonetheless. The pleasure of jumping rabbits and seeing the feathered shaft streaking toward them was a thrill I’ve never forgotten. Some of what you’ll find here, you’ll find nowhere else.

We have been hunters forever. No matter where you live, you’ll have something near that will make a bow. The second held together quite well and is probably still around somewhere and capable of shooting an arrow, though it would probably draw about 70lbs. My first bow, a decrowned mulberry flatbow, broke within about 10 shots.

Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves. #ad - With the dwindling of the pleistocene mega fauna, mammoths and such, the bow became more important and indeed helped to make us who we are today. What we think of as civilization is a new experiment in the eyes of Father Time. The traditional bowyers Bible series, as mentioned earlier, is still a great source of information.

A discarded hay string would serve as a bowstring. The small creatures around our home were plenty safe. I can’t explain the pull of a camp fire either, or the ocean, or the open hills where you can see forever. Go cut it down and get started.

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Wooden Bows: What I Wish I'd Known When I Started

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Independently published #ad - Jim hamm co-author, editor, and publisher of The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series shares the secrets he's learned from a lifetime of bowmaking. Veteran bowyers and newcomers alike will appreciate his invaluable insights.

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Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old Way

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Eagles View Publishing #ad - The reader is shown how to use both primitive and modern techniques of bow and arrow making. This exciting eagle's view edition includes all you need to know to make powerful and attractive Native American bows with an easy-to-follow text together with numerous illustrations and photos. Written for the beginning craftsman with over 200 illustrations, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in traditional weapons of the American Indian, photos, charts and diagrams, their material culture and/or early Americana.

Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old Way #ad - 119 illustrations; 116 photographs; 5 charts. The book explores in detail acquiring tools and woods; designing the bow to fit your purposes; how to cut the wood and shape it to your design; how to bring the bow to a perfect arc; methods for recurving and/or reflexing the bow for added speed; backing the bow with wood, intestine or sinew; dozens of ideas and photos for finishing the bow; photos and instructions for applying a snakeskin back; making quivers and cases with hides, rawhide, beads and more; arrowsmithing from natural or modern materials; making bow strings with techniques that are understandable to even the beginning bowyer; and shooting the way that Native Americans did years ago.

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Encyclopedia of Native American Bows, Arrows, and Quivers, Volume 2: Plains and Southwest

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Independently published #ad - From dozens of museums and private collections, navajo, and comanche, arapaho, Kiowa, Crow, Sioux, Hopi, as well as southwest tribes like Apache, arrows and quivers from plains tribes such as Blackfoot, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional bows, Cheyenne, and the ancient Anasazi.

. Beautifully detailed full-page pen and ink drawings give dimensions, decoration, and construction details. This pathbreaking and comprehensive book will strongly appeal to all of those with an abiding interest in Native Americans and archery.

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Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools

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University of Texas Press #ad - In this new guide, John C. Flintknapping is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. University of Texas Press. Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them.

Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. Numerous diagrams allow the reader to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers.

Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools #ad - Written for a wide amateur and professional audience, Flintknapping will be essential for practicing knappers as well as for teachers of the history of technology, experimental archaeology, and stone tool analysis. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 4

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Independently published #ad - University of Texas Press. Every facet of the process is thoroughly explained, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer. With combined experience totally over a century, the authors have constructed thousand of wooden bows.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume 1

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume 1 #ad - Invaluable information for anyone interested in the age-old lure of archery. The traditional bowyer's bible is a remarkably in-depth analysis of the wooden bow from its construction to its correct use by leading experts in the field. University of Texas Press. The emphasis is on the history of these weapons and methods for building them from scratch, just as they were made before the advent of firearms.

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Encyclopedia of Native American Bow, Arrows, and Quivers, Volume 1: Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest

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Independently published #ad - University of Texas Press. Beautifully detailed full-page pen-and-ink drawings give dimensions, decorations, and construction details on more than a hundred historic bows, scores of arrows, and two dozen quivers.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 3

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Independently published #ad - Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 3 #ad - With combined experience totaling over a century, the authors thoroughly explain every facet of the bowmaking process, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer. University of Texas Press.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 2

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Independently published #ad - University of Texas Press. Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, with information on how to make fine bows and arrows from natural materials.

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