From the Back Cover
Native Americans and their elegant weapons have provided an undeniable mystique for archers, history buffs, collectors, and anyone who appreciates traditional skills. From museums and private collections around the world, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional archery pieces from eastern tribes such as the Mohegan, Mohawk, Cherokee, Seminole, Chippewa, and Winnebago. 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 more than a dozen quivers from over thirty tribes.This pathbreaking and comprehensive book will strongly appeal to all those with an abiding interest in Native Americans and archery. (8 3/4 X 11 1/4, 148 pages, maps, illustrations)
About the Author
Steve Allely's drawings and oil paintings grace museums and galleries throughout the West. He demonstrates his skills as an accomplished flintknapper and bowmaker for the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, various museums, and educational programs for Native American tribes.
Jim Hamm, one of America's most respected traditional archers, has written six books, including Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans and Whitetail Tactics with Recurves and Longbows.