Fallen tree at Shawnee Indian Mission becomes raw material for Westwood bow maker

Shawnee Indian Mission
This hackberry tree fell at the Shawnee Indian Mission, so a local archer and bowyer decided to craft a few bows out of the wood.

After a tree fell at the Shawnee Indian Mission, one local resident decided to turn some of the wood into archery bows.

Randall “Hutch” Hutchison runs the primitive archery activities at Shawnee Indian Mission’s annual Fall Festival, which is set to return next month. So, when he saw that high-speed winds had toppled a massive hackberry tree in a thunderstorm several months ago near the Mission grounds, he hauled a limb home.