Comanche Hunting Bow

Comanche hunting bow built for function and good luck.

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Comanche Hunting Bow
Comanche Hunting Bow

There are no guarantees in hunting. Even the most skilled, experienced hunter can come back empty-handed.

The Comanches—who were prominent in North, Central, and West Texas from the mid-1700s to the 1870s—decorated their bows to bring good luck to hunters.This hunting bow is constructed of wood (likely from an Osage Orange tree), buffalo hide tanned by walnut husk, turkey feathers, horse hair, and animal tendon. For luck, the Comanches kept a patch of coyote fur on the bow, as the coyote was fabled to bring prey or take it away from the hunt.

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