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Mtegwab [Bow]


63.5in L x 2.5in H x 1.25in W

The long bow was crafted by tribal member Thomas Melot in the 1930s from wood known as Bois d’arc or commonly Osage orange. The mtegwab [bow] is over five feet in length and has a central grip.

The bow is part of the permanent collection and on exhibition at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center.

Citations

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center: Collections and Research Division. 2000.068.01

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center: Collections and Research Division. 2005. Melot Family Manuscripts

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