Children learned the skills needed to be successful adults in part by playing with smaller versions of the tools that would aid them when they were grown up. This bow, made of wood and painted is a smaller version of the weapon that would have served a hunter or warrior in everyday life. The string is made of braided cord.
Wood, cotton. L 70.5, W 2.5 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 2323