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HUNTING with the BOW & ARROW

By

Saxton Pope

With 48 Illustrations

 

DEDICATED TO

ROBIN HOOD

A SPIRIT THAT AT SOME TIME DWELLS IN THE HEART OF EVERY YOUTH

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THE STORY OF THE LAST YANA INDIAN

The glory and romance of archery culminated in England before the discovery of America. There, no doubt, the bow was used to its greatest perfection, and it decided the fate of nations. The crossbow and the matchlock had supplanted the longbow when Columbus sailed for the New World.

It was, therefore, a distinct surprise to the first explorers of America that the natives used the bow and arrow so effectively. In fact, the sword and the horse, combined with the white man's superlative self-assurance, won the contest over the aborigines more than the primitive blunderbuss..........................

 

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