A couple of the few references to quivers in use among 18th c. SE native people, both Cherokee, I believe.

“When they celebrated these funeral rites of the above chieftain, they laid the corpse in his tomb, in a fitting posture, with his face towards the east, his head anointed with bear’s oil, and his face painted red, but not streaked with black, because that is a constant emblem of war and death; he was drest in his finest apparel, having his gun and pouch, and trusty hiccory bow, with a young panther’s skin, full of arrows, along side of him, and every other useful thing he had been possessed of, — that when he rises again, they may serve him in that tract of land which pleased him best before he went to take his long sleep.”

(p. 183) Adair, James, History of the American Indians…. 1775. London. Edward and Charles Dilly, Publisher.

“The Indians went in with him, & Mr. Dog , Mr. McDonald , Mr. Bil , and two or three more; mean while a notorious V the Raven of Keowe , came riding along, without any other Weapon than a Bunch or Arrows in a Bear-Skin Quiver and a bow; up in which they pretended to want Dinner ’till he had joined the company when he came pretty near, Dog invited him in, told him what Headmen were there, and that all were to dine together, for it would soon be Peace; after some Hesitation the R[aven] was prevailed upon to enter likewise, but Dog observing that the Bow and Arrows were too cumbersome, took then off with one Hand, and immediately seized the the other, as did Mr. Man at the same Time the Rest;”

The South-Carolina Gazette CHARLES-TOWN, May 24 (1760). Available via subscription to the Accessible Archives http://www.accessible-archives.com/.

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