Apache quiver and bow

Materials show use of natural resources and trade with Europeans

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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.

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