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Hunting animals was an important activity for Idaho's Native People.

Large animals were hunted using spears, atlatls and bows, and were very important for meat, hides, and sinew.

The points used for spear heads and arrow points were attached to the shaft with sinew cordage.

This prehistoric point from a rockshelter
in Idaho still has the sinew
cordage attached.

A reproduction arrow shaft shows the cordage used to attach the fletching to the shaft. The fletching of an arrow was often dyed and painted to identify the archer who made the arrow.

The arrow point on the shaft is also hafted (attached) with sinew cordage.
Sinew cordage was perfect for hunting.
It was strong, and could be wrapped very tightly to hold the arrow without failure