Olympic Archery photos

Olympics Day 1 - Archery

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Brady Ellison of the United States looks on as he competes during the Men's Team Archery Final between the United States and Italy on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

2016 Rio Olympics - Archery - Preliminary - Women's Individual 1/32 Eliminations

Kang Un Ju (PRK) of North Korea competes in Women's Individual 1/32 Eliminations in archery at the 2016 Rio Olympics, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Los Angeles Olympics

Archery at LA Stadium. (Photo courtesy of LA2028)

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984. There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". The Champs Elysees will host the road cycling Credit: AP Les Invalides as the archery Olympic venue  Credit: AP Yves du Manoir in Paris as an Olympic venue, hosting hockey Credit: AP Beach volleyball with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The River Seine and its surrounding area will be a hub for socialising Credit: Paris 2024 via AP The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition. Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. France's president Emmanuel Macron delivers a video message following news of Paris's success Credit: REUTERS The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024. The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance. The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

SEA Games: Singapore wins first medal of the Games in archery

71 Scientific Inventions in India

Martial Arts- 4th century BCE Indian epic poetry and the Vedas give the earliest written mention of South Asian martial arts. Boxing, wrestling, swordsmanship, archery, and the use of numerous weapons are all described in detail. Source: http://vsbattles.wikia.com/wiki/Martial_Arts

71 facts from India’s past

Rani Velu Nachiyar (1730–1796), was a queen of Indian Sivaganga from 1760 to 1790. She was the first queen to fight against the British in India. Rani Nachiyar was trained in war match weapons usage, martial arts like Valari, Silambam (fighting using stick), horse riding and archery. She was a scholar in many languages and she had proficiency with languages like French, English and Urdu. Source: Live India . Com

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Training with America’s militias Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX) Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters See more photos of the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise and our other slideshows on Yahoo News .

Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how paralympic archery at L.A. Stadum at Hollywood Park would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover

Paralympic archery at L.A. Stadum at Hollywood Park. Courtesy LA 2024/via REUTERS

18 Ygritte

Rose Leslie didn’t know how to use a bow and arrow before the show, but says she finds it “therapeutic” and plans to continue doing archery in the future.

Lou Ferrigno

Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk) concentrates on his target during the archery challenge for Team Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

(Photo Credit: Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Lou Ferrigno

Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk) concentrates on his target during the archery challenge for Team Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

(Photo Credit: Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Lou Ferrigno

Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk) concentrates on his target during the archery challenge for Team Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

(Photo Credit: Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

2016 tour of India and Bhutan

For a game of archery, the Duchess paired a traditional Bhutanese skirt with an embroidered Paul and Joe cape.
[Photo: PA]

Los Angeles Olympics

Archery at LA Stadium. (Photo courtesy of LA2024)

Peru organizes 2019 Pan Am Games in wake of deadly flooding

In this May 14, 2017 photo, a moto-taxi passes the venue where baseball, softball, archery and other sports will be played during the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Flooding earlier this year in the north of the country, and in Lima, killed more than 100 and displaced thousands. President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki has put reconstruction costs at up to $9 billion, raising questions about the propriety of big spending on a two-week sports event. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru organizes 2019 Pan Am Games in wake of deadly flooding

In this May 14, 2017 photo, a child rides his bicycle inside a venue that will host baseball, softball, archery and other sports during the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The quadrennial event, which will attract athletes from Alaska to Argentina, has no sponsors, no marketing and is relying on Peru's national government. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru organizes 2019 Pan Am Games in wake of deadly flooding

In this May 14, 2017 photo, a moto-taxi passes the venue where baseball, softball, archery and other sports will be played during the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The sign reads in Spanish: "Communicated: This property has been recovered for this community's practice of sports and will be a Pan American Games 2019 venue." (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru organizes 2019 Pan Am Games in wake of deadly flooding

In this May 14, 2017 photo, people play ball inside of the venue that will host baseball, softball, archery and other sports during the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Peru is organizing the largest sports event in its history, in the wake of the worst flooding in its history. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Traditional archery was one of the main events

Traditional archery was one of the main events (AFP Photo/OZAN KOSE)

L.A. Stadium

Paralympic Archery is shown in this rendering of L.A. Stadium at Hollywood Park. (Photo: Courtesy LA 2024)

Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how paralympic archery at L.A. Stadum at Hollywood Park would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover

A Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how paralympic archery at L.A. Stadum at Hollywood Park would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover in this image released in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May 8, 2017. Courtesy LA 2024/Handout via REUTERS

Spring Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

Could there be a better backdrop for a jousting match than beautiful Blenheim Palace? From April 29 until May 1, you’ll be able to catch mighty jousting tournaments on the South Lawn, featuring the ‘Knights of Royal England’. The tournaments will be staged twice daily, while other activities include falconry displays, archery and a Jester workshop. Park & Gardens ticket required (adult £15.30; children £7.10). [Photo: Blenheim Palace]

‘The Son’ (AMC, April 8 at 9 p.m.)

The 1-Sentence Pitch: “We follow one family, the McCulloughs, from early days in the Texas frontier, in the Indian fighting days, through their rise as a cattle dynasty in a typical cowboy story, and then through their continuing rise as an oil dynasty as they become oil barons,” says author Philipp Meyer, who helped develop the series based on his book.
What to Expect: A Godfather-esque family drama that explores the theme of legacy and asks questions like “What defines us as Americans?” The show centers on Eli McCullough as an older patriarch (played by Pierce Brosnan) and flashes back to his days as a young man. “He’s a guy who’s orphaned at a very young age, he loses his second adoptive family and his third adoptive family, he rides with the Texas Rangers, he fights in the Civil War,” Meyer notes. “He’s a self-made man in every possible way.” At the start of the series, though, Eli is grappling with his morality: “He’s beginning to question the way he’s lived his life, and he’s beginning to question if his entire life has been wrong.”
Buffalo Stance: In writing his book, Meyer did extensive research, which will be reflected in the realistic way the show depicts the Comanches who capture Eli as a young man. “I’ve read about 350 books. I interviewed dozens of Comanches. I learned a lot of traditional Comanche ways of being, from archery to identifying native plants,” says the author. “I learned to kill and butcher buffalo. I drank about a cup of buffalo blood, which Comanches would do in an emergency. We’re going to see an in-depth and unsentimental version of Comanche life.” — KW
(Photo by: Van Redin/AMC)