Carrizo Native American arrows and yucca stalk quiver made by Andres Albañes in the 1990s, a Kumiai-PaiPai Indian from Santa Catarina, Baja California, Mexico.

Native American arrows in the nearby Indian village of La Huerta, by Perveril Meigs III in 1929, were about three feet in length for a 4-1/2-foot plain hunting bow. A long wooden point was inserted in a shaft of CARRIZO REED or mirasol ("sunflower" likely that is still used for arrows in Rancho Escondido and Santa Catarina).

Sinew-wrapped hawk fletching completed the arrow with traditional arrowheads of sharpened hardwood, attached with Indian sinew.

Meigs noted pine gum was sometimes used on the sinew to prevent it from coming unwound and Albañes said the Kumeyaay and PaiPai Indians sometimes employ pine pitch to help secure the feathers to the arrow as well.

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