Apache quiver and bow
Materials show use of natural resources and trade with Europeans
This Apache quiver and bow is made using many materials, including steel acquired from Europeans, leather, wood, feathers, cloth, animal hide, and deer hooves.
Searching for better hunting and farming lands, the Ndé (Lipan Apache) migrated south in the 1600s. They ruled the upper Colorado and Concho Rivers westward to the Pecos River. The Apache traded extensively across the Southwest, exchanging tools, hides, and meat for corn, pottery, turquoise, shells, and obsidian. In the mid-1700s, Comanche pushed Lipan Apaches far into northern Mexico and present day Texas’s southern coast. Today the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas headquarters in McAllen.
Courtesy Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Time Period: 1690 - 1820
Exhibit: Becoming Texas
This artifact is currently on view.