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Catalog Number 01.C.68
Object Name Arrow
Title Bone-Tipped Arrow
Artist Unknown
Collector George Turner
Description Short arrow made of bone and wood.
Label This bone-tipped arrow is part of the 25-object donation to the APS by George Turner on February 10, 1797. Turner reports having collected the arrow from a Saukis Indian settlement on the upper Mississippi River. As with most of the objects in the Turner collection, the arrow comes from an American Indian group that had been pressured to abandon their homelands in Eastern Michigan and move west into Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Turner’s own westward journey across the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers mirrors the migration of many American Indian nations during the late 18th century.
Material Arrow: Bone; Shaft: wood
Dimensions W-0.563 L-6 Cir-1 inches
Dimension Details Widest point
Credit line American Philosophical Society. Gift of George Turner, 1797.
Search Terms Native America