The bow that was used by the Sami, Inuit and Montagnais has a distinguished shape that is typical for the Arctic regions.
Sami peoples with bows dated 1594.
Sami man with bow from the 18th century.
Inuit bow.
Native American possibly a member of the Montagnais with bow. Dated 1796.
18th century Sami camp.
Newfoundland Beothuk canoe that resembles the shape of the bows.
The Mongol bow has some common details and could be the early original source. This is a 20th century replica of a Mongol bow.
Geir Odden 1998