Upon this plate are represented, first, a section of the Arctic bow to show the method in which short strands at the angles of the bow are administered in order to relieve the strain from the wood.
First figure shows section of Arctic bow 1970, U. S. N. M., from Mackenzie region, collected by B. R. Ross.
The other figure (15), showing back and side, is a bow of the southern type coming from the Yukon Delta and exhibits therefore some of the Arctic characteristics, such as the splint along the grip and the precautions against splitting.
Cat. No. 33867, U. S. N. M. Collected by E. W. Nelson on the delta, of the Yukon River.