(S.D.)-Oglala Lakota College To Offer Bow Camp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Thanks to this year's blockbuster movies "The Avengers" and "The Hunger Games," archery is enjoying a national renaissance, with ranges reporting a steady uptick business and outdoor stores scrambling to keep up with demand for bows.
But for 15-year-old Bailey Clifford, it's not the fictional heroine Katniss or a sleek Hollywood film that's turned him into an avid bow hunter. It's his Lakota culture.
Clifford, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has bow-hunted since he was about 9 years old, a skill he learned from his father.
The Oglala Lakota College hopes to draw other teens to bow hunting with a weeklong camp.
The Lakota people historically used the bow and arrow to hunt for animals, eating the meat and using the hides for clothing and shelter.
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