Straight shooter

Canada's History - - THE PACKET -

My wife, Lor­raine, and I truly en­joy each is­sue of Canada’s His­tory, and I was par­tic­u­larly in­trigued by Roland Bohr’s ar­ti­cle “Bows and Ar­rows” in the Oc­to­ber-Novem­ber 2016 is­sue.

I’m cur­rently eighty-one years old but can vividly re­call the many times, as a child, that I vis­ited the three Cree-Saulteaux re­serves (Pi­apot, Pasqua, and Mus­cow­petung) along the Qu’Ap­pelle River in Saskatchewan.

In ad­di­tion to join­ing my young friends on the re­serves in round­ing up horses, I spent a con­sid­er­able amount of time with se­niors, learn­ing about “how it used to be.” I learned that they had to choose from what was avail­able. Saska­toon shafts were the pre­ferred, but not nec­es­sar­ily exclusive, source for ar­rows. Keep up the good work!

Kenneth G. Passler Christo­pher Lake, Saskatchewan

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