HORN BOW MAKING
Until the introduction of firearms, the plains people had to rely on their skill with the bow and the lance for both hunting bison and other big game like elk, deer and antelope, as well as for war. It is said that in the time a trapper, settler or dragoon could fire and reload their muzzle-loading rifles and pistols, a skilled warrior could release a half dozen or more arrows while riding horseback. While most bows were of wood, the most powerful were made from horn. Here's how they were made...we think.