Sinew Backed Bows of Eskimo, Arctic Types
This plate exhibits the great variety of ways in which the sinew braid is administered upon the bow in the Arctic type for the purpose of minimizing the chances of breaking the very brittle wood of which they are made. The numbers upon the sides of the figures refer to descriptions by Murdoch, in the Report of the U. S. National Museum for 1884.
The first bow upon the plate, Fig. 10, is Cat. No. 89245, U. S. N. M., and the second figure is Cat. No. 72771, U. S. N. M., from Wainwright's Inlet. Collected by U. S. International Polar Expedition.