It’s not hard to make a bow. Tamarack works well and it mustn’t be dry. You have to go and find the right piece in the bush. After carving it you just curve the ends. When the centre is straight, it reacts better. For the arrows, you need a dry wood, and a good, dark one. At its end, we would affix a metal piece and we would sharpen it. That’s what pierced the animal and killed it. At the opposite end, where the rope is on the bow, where you hold it, you attach three feathers per arrow. These feathers help keep the arrow straight.
– Elijah Cox, Chisasibi