Saturdays at the Museum: The Art of Primitive Arrowmaking


Native people often spent more time perfecting their arrows than their bows. In the act of hunting it is the arrow that delivers the killing blow, and its quality and precision are of the utmost importance. The process of building primitive arrows is an intricate art that is often overlooked.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. join 30 year veteran arrowmaker, Jack Mickievicz, to discuss the primitive art of arrowmaking by explaining shaft harvesting, preparation and straightening, and pitch preparation; and demonstrate how sinew is prepared for fletching (adding the feathers), and hafting (mounting) the arrowhead point to the shaft.

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM, a series of special programs / lifeways demonstrations offered during this Fall Season that celebrates the culture and heritage of this nation’s First Peoples. Please see the "events" section of our website at for other demonstrations and programs.