Bow and five arrows

Native American (Plains Culture)
late 19th century

Object Place: Montana Territory, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, metal, feathers, cat-gut, flannel, steel

On View

Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)




Arms and armor

Bow of light wood colored a greenish blue on the outside lune section. A ragged piece of red flannel bound to the middle by leather thong. bow plain except notches at the ends for the string. The arrows of plain white wood with large and sharp spear shaped heads inserted and bound with cat gut. Three feathers at the other end of each arrow.


About 1884/1885, acquired in Wyoming by Rev. Herbert Elijah Probert (b. 1856 - d. 1913), Damariscotta, ME; 1887, gift of Herbert Probert to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 8, 1887)

NOTE: Rev. Probert served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert