BUFFALO HORN ARROWHEADS
BACKGROUND & HISTORY
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 first nations of the Plains did not 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 report no known history of Plains peoples making stone arrowheads.; stone knapping was just not a traditional skill among them. 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.