BUFFALO HORN ARROWHEADS (JANUARY 2019)
We are pleased to be able to offer these uniquely beautiful and historically accurate pieces and we hope that you will be just as pleased to share them with your Arrow of Light candidates.
Historically, the Plains tribes didn't make stone arrowheads. Prior to interaction and trade with non-native peoples, their arrowheads, like these, were fashioned from horn and/or bone. Verbal histories from tribal elders in the late 1880’s reports no known history of Plains tribes making stone arrowheads. After sortees with some Southern tribes, stone arrowheads were sometimes found and reused and, later, pieces of discarded metal found along wagon trails were turned into arrowheads but stone knapping was not a traditional skill of the Plains peoples.