I have heard you intend to settle us on a reservation near the mountains. I don’t want to settle. I love to roam over the prairies. There I feel free and happy, but when we settle down we grow pale and die. Satanta, Kiowa chief Phragmites australis is commonly known as common reed or common cane It is extremely wide spread on every continent except Antarctica On this night the snow moon shined very bright The snow moon is the full moon in February It is called the snow moon in the northern hemisphere because it occurs during the coldest month of the year Early the next morning the moon is now setting Several people have asked about Ziko Hey Chad Chad Ziko I was just drinking some water at the spring What’s up man? Are you ready for another workout? Workout? Not quite I’ve got some other work to do Let’s do it Alright I made you some sandals, by the way Oh nice, nice From yucca leaves? Yeah I’ve seen what these yucca leaves can do Organic and sturdy I appreciate it Let’s do it I collected these canes yesterday at another spring Basically you want to select the ones that are the thickest And straightest They can be bent later by adding water And bending them in a fire Not actually in the fire but just getting them really warm You can straighten them out that way This one has already been trimmed Do you see all the dry leaf that is on the end? Yeah You just twist and pull all of that off All of that is discarded I don’t need the ends, they can be broken off This one here is much too skinny It’s too small You can make an arrow out of it but it’s very weak So I will discard that These are very light weight And actually they are too light so you have to put weight in the front And so what… What needs to be done… The end needs to be cut And you want the arrow to be about two feet long Or more So what I want to do is add an extension here It will be an extension of the arrow It will be a wooden piece That will have a wooden tip Actually there is one there right behind you On top of the feathers Right there Yeah So with this So what I do is take my blade And cut it I’m leaving about an inch Or two centimeters Above one of these rings This type of cane or reed was commonly used by natives to make arrows What I’ve done with this is I have carved it I just scraped and scraped and scraped Until I narrowed it down to a narrow core And then that will fit right into there And to secure it… What I will do is add some glue Get a little bit of the glue from the soap plant And we are going to put that on it All over And then shove it in there When that dries it will be sealed together So that will be the arrow point To help it in flight You also want to put feathers But before I put the feathers… I will have to make a notch here For where the bowstring will fit in Again you want it on this side of this because this is strong Here it is very brittle and it could break easily So, I am going to cut it about one centimeter above this ring There we go And then I have to make the notch So by doing the same method… Using the knife directly into it Being careful that I don’t split it Alright now it has a notch for the bowstring That can be reinforced also with glue or tar And the next step would be… You could shoot this but it would go… So to help it create a straight flight You can add feathers And they are also attached with the glue But I also use the string or threads from the Mojave yucca There are a few feathers right there Just grab all of that So I separated a few of them And this is not the nicest feather But it will work, it will help And there are different ways to do it Some tribes used a long piece of feather It went a long distance on the shaft of the arrow Others used shorter ones The tricky part is using a blade to carefully split the feather That looks like a very delicate process It is a feather Once you get going sometimes you can finish it by hand By carefully pulling it apart like this I see It’s important that they be the same length So I want to cut it up here Right here There we go And now I will trim off some of these And you want to leave approximately one centimeter of this stem on either end Because that is the part that is going to be wrapped So, I have a bundle of yucca leaves or yucca fibers So I am going to attach these I have one single fiber here I’m going to start with one And attach it about right here And so again, get some glue And apply the glue all around there There you go And then take the fiber This part is a little tedious It’s very detailed But you simply just start wrapping it I got it, then go with the rest of them Try to make it straight A storm is coming Yeah I will start getting the shelter ready To make glue I simply smash a whole soap plant bulb until it becomes a sticky pulp After application it will dry and become very hard within one day I made this bow two days earlier from a black willow branch (Salix nigra) I made the bowstring from Mojave yucca fibers Blooper Second attempt I can’t do this I don’t know what is going on Okay, let me do it again Second shot Third attempt What the (profanity)! I’m done Action Fourth attempt (Profanity) Keep going, keep going Fifth attempt Action I see what is happening I saw what happened I’ll fix it now I saw what happened This arrow is different I see what happened We’re shooting it this time one-hundred percent I saw what happened Do the pull after I say action Sixth attempt Alright, ready Action Please subscribe, like and comment

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