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