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Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This is a metal arrow point that was donated in 1962 to the Kansas Historical Society. It is thought to have been made from a serving fork with two of the tines removed.


Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was recovered from Shawnee County in 1991. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was recovered from Kingman County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1966. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was recovered from Kingman County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1966. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Metal Arrow Point from 14WY319

Metal Arrow Point from 14WY319
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was collected from a site in Wyandotte County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2002. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal, such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans. The site was occupied periodically between the Middle Ceramic and Historic periods. Later it may have been associated with the Delaware tribe.


Metal Arrow Point from Anderson County

Metal Arrow Point from Anderson County
Date: 1856-1857
Family legend has it that the donor's father, W. L. Frankeburger, was shot through the arm with this metal arrow point. Frankeburger was an early settler in Anderson County and active in the Anderson county militia, the Pottawatomie Rifles, during the Bleeding Kansas period. Family information notes that Frankeburger was shot by "a bush whacker or border ruffian." The metal point is attached to the wooden shaft with sinew.


Metal Arrow Point from Rooks County, 14RO419

Metal Arrow Point from Rooks County, 14RO419
Date: Unknown
This metal arrow point was recovered as an isolated find in Rooks County and donated in 1986 to the Kansas Historical Society. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by American Indians from scraps of metal, such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Metal Arrow Point from Russell County

Metal Arrow Point from Russell County
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was recovered from Russell County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1902. The notched stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Metal Arrow Points from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305

Metal Arrow Points from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305
Date: 1830-1844
These six metal arrow points were recovered during excavations at Fool Chief's Village, a Kansa site in Shawnee County. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans. Fool Chief's Village was the site of the 2012 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school, though excavations continued into 2013.


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