Northern Great Plains Culture Fest - Atlatl demonstration

08/03/2011
National Park Service Ranger John Moeykens demonstrates how to throw a spear using an atlatl July 31 during the 2011 Northern Great Plains Culture Fest at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D. An atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing device that helped increase distance and velocity with the use of leverage.