Quiver And Arrow Artifact

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Receiving this official letter will ensure the preservation of the artifact's proof and historical information owned by the Cherokee Chief John Ross during the Trial of Tears in 1838. The grade assigned, along with the classification, was used to determine the approximate value and rarity of this Native American quiver and arrow. This documentation proves invaluable when assessing the artifact's authenticity and monitary value. The experts at International Artifact Grading Authority (IAGA) have examined this quiver and arrow artifact and have determined their authenticity based on their excellent condition. The quiver and arrow were probably used by John Ross, the Cherokee Chief, to hunt food and to project the nation while on the Trail of Tears to Indian Country in Oklahoma in 1838 during the Age of Jackson. The quiver is made from genuine deerskin used exclusively by the Cherokee in Georgia before the Trail of Tears. The beads are made of bird bones which were often used as decoration and on jewelry for both Cherokee women and men. The Cherokee often used bear claws to represent the most successful warrior on necklaces and arrow quivers. The hand-made stitching on the arrow quiver is authentic and made from “sinew thread or deer tendons” which were used in the 1800 time frame to sew clothing and accessories. (Oukah) The arrow's shaft is the correct thickness and length and made from river cane which was often used by the Cherokee due to its strength and availability. Cherokees lived near rivers to support their farming and economy. Its arrow head is extremely sharp and “chipped from quartzite”. (Oukah) It is stitched to the…show more content…
Their current condition is graded as excellent and rare and could have a retail value of $500 for

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