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Cherokee bows and arrows : how to make and shoot primitive bows and arrows

Author: Al Herrin
Publisher: Tahlequah, Oklahoma : White Bear Publishing, [1989]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The author reveals in step-by-step detail the Cherokee secrets for making bows and arrows from materials found in nature and for shooting them by ancient Cherokee methods.--From publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Herrin
ISBN: 0962360139 9780962360138
OCLC Number: 21161441
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why make or shoot a primitive bow? --
My Cherokee heritage --
The primitive bow --
Bow woods --
Osage orange --
Tools --
Time and your mind --
Types of bows --
Bows and arrows : length and spine --
Bow weight --
Finding and cutting the tree --
Splitting the log and removing the bark --
Seasoning and curing the wood --
Splicing billets --
Removing the sapwood and following the grain --
Marking and roughing-out the bow --
Straightening with heat --
Tillering the bow --
Finishing the bow --
Arrows --
Arrow wood --
Arrow length and spine --
Arrow straightening --
Arrow sizing and spining ---
Arrow nocks and points - Arrow cresting and finishing --
Arrow fletching --
Double loop bowstrings --
Rawhide bowstrings --
Shooting the Cherokee bow.
Responsibility: Al Herrin.

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The author reveals in step-by-step detail the Cherokee secrets for making bows and arrows from materials found in nature and for shooting them by ancient Cherokee methods.--From publisher description.

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