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Plate XCII
Bow, Arrows, and Quiver of the Hupa Indians, of California

Bow made of yew, broad and thin in the middle and tapering toward the ends, which are turned back. The nocks are wrapped with buckskin and trimmed with strips of otter skin. The back of the bow is lined with shredded sinew, laid on in glue and painted. The arrows have been described in the plate devoted to California types.

The quiver is made of the skin of the coyote, and is used as a bag for holding the bows and arrows. The method of finishing off the sinew at the end of the bow-to constitute the nock and of fastening the bowstring is shown in the plate.

Plate XCII
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