Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC)


About 1,000 years ago, bow and arrow technology spread into S’ólh Téméxw, our world. It is a smaller and lighter weapon than spears. We learned to make bows from yew wood, wrapped with salmon skin for flexibility, and strung with sinew or gut. Arrow shafts were carved from vine maple, and arrowheads made from hard stones such as obsidian, chert, and slate.