ANSWERS: 4
  • lots of wood from red wood trees
  • There was not a specific wood that was used as different tribes use different woods, they used whatever natural resources where available to them by the geographical area they reside.
  • Mountain cedar or juniper for the bow,the arrows were made of Pluchea sericea
  • ... whatever HARD wood was available ... In the west, the Blackfoot (Alberta-Montana) would use a single piece of mountain cedar for light duty bows (deer), but for heavy duty (buffalo, grizzly) they would make a multi-ply composite bow out of mountain cedar & juniper, notched for a tight fit & lashed together with moose sinew ... their short arrows were wild rosewood, while their long arrows were often also cedar. In the east, the Mohawk (Quebec-New York) preferred short bows & arrows made of maple or oak.

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