Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure: Atlatl demonstration

02/16/2011
Beulah fifth-grader Emily Alt tries her hand at spear throwing using an atlatl during Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure Saturday, Feb. 12 at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D. The atlatl is an ancient device used to achieve greater velocity when throwing a spear. In addition to atlatl demonstrations, the event included snowshoeing, ice gliders, crafts, and a traditional roasted buffalo meal, flute music, story-telling and bonfire inside the earth lodge.