Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans: A Step-by-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-Backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & QuiversPaperback
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- Publisher: The Lyons Press
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 13mm | 227g
- Publication date: 1 August 2007
- Publication City/Country: Guilford
- ISBN 10: 1599210835
- ISBN 13: 9781599210834
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: First.
- Sales rank: 212,515
A complete step-by-step guide to Native American bows and arrows, including information on how to build and care for wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, composite bows, strings, arrows, and quivers. Enlightening and entertaining, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for the reader who plans to make and use his own bow, and offers good reading for the armchair archer.
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Jimm Hamm has been making arrows, bows, and quivers by hand, following Native American methods, since the 1980s. He lives, as he says, in the Republic of Texas.
" Far and away the best book on the subject. Must reading for anyone interested in traditional archery." --Chuckk Boelter D.D.S. Belleville, MI "... excellent rating. Very clear and easy to understand."--Monte Quade, Deerlodge, MT "... learn the nearly lost art of handmade bows and arrows from a narrative interwoven with history and humor. The final chapter alone is worth the price of admission."--Dr. Bill Jones, La Jolla, CA " I am greatly impressed with the book. Very readable as well as thorough." --Joe S. Hays, Curator, Museum of the Great Plains, LAwton, OK
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Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans is a step-by-step guide that includes information on how to build and care for wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, composite bows, strings, arrows, and quivers. Enlightening and entertaining, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for readers who plan to make and shoot their own bows and arrows. It's a must-have text for outdoorsmen, Boy Scouts of all ages, traditional craftsmen, and historians.