Re: MtMan-List: iron arrowheads made by the plains indians

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Author: Bradley C Bailey
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Subject: Re: MtMan-List: iron arrowheads made by the plains indians
For what it's worth, I think in Edward Warren the main character talked
about learning to shoot a bow, and maybe even knap arrow heads? Just
going from memory since I don't have my copy handy right now.

YMHOS,
Bradley C Bailey
AMM #1980


> Will do but give me a day to get the information (I have it in my database), off hand I remember Beckwourth telling about it and a couple of others. I have probably about 3 sources- for the Northern Plains (Green River). On the Southern (Taos) area- I think anyone of Mexican heritage commonly carried bows. Post ASAP.
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> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:22:42 -0800
> From: difisher@???
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> David,
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> Just curious about your sources for mountain men carrying bows - could you make that available for the rest of us. I believe, but can't remember for sure, that I read an account of Jim Bridger having an iron arrowhead removed from his back at one of the rendezvous. Anyone else recall reading that.
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> Dennis Fisher
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> From: David Scott<davmscott@???>
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> Thanks- one sees a bunch of info on big arrowheads being for war and small arrowheads for hunting and after a while- I don't know what's what. In any event my question on the iron/steel being used only for war is obviously not true- good to know.
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> Still thinking about making a bow- several documented sources that at least a couple of mountain men carried them for back up weapons.