This collection of arrowheads spent several decades nestled in a drawer in my parents’ spare bedroom. I have very little information on them except that they belonged to my grandmother’s second husband who had visited the Southwest.

I’ve poked around online here and there, without much success. The most information I’ve gotten was from a friend that grew up in the Southwest, who admitted he didn’t know much about arrowheads – said the two on the right and second one from the left in the top row looked like Mescalero Apache. Without any information as to where these came from –  he also thought the two reddish ones may be Alibates Flint, which may be from North Texas, above Amarillo. He did confirm what I had read about the black arrowhead – that it was Obsidian volcanic glass.

Other observations my non-expert expert made – there are at least three ‘generations’ of arrowheads in my collection. Also, the way they’re mounted – wired on a felt back is typical of the way it was done in the 40s and 50s. Eventually, I will settle down and do more research – but for now, I thought I’d throw them up here for you to see.

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2 Responses to Arrowheads

  1. OldNFO says:

    Will be interested to hear the history, if you ever find it out! 🙂

  2. Tina says:

    It’s proving to be more difficult than I thought! But I’ll keep you posted.

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