It is unknown when Pukwudgies begun using these arrows, but they were using them by the 17th Century when Isolt Sayre met and befriended a Pukwudgie she named William whilst exploring the United States of America. William later saved Isolt and her family by piercing the heart of a Dark witch named Gormlaith Gaunt with an arrow. The arrows proved to be stronger than Dark magic, since it reacted lethally with Gormlaith's curses and reduced to nothing but a pile of ash. Even her wand was broken by William's actions, leaving nothing except some of the dragon heartstring core placed in the wood of the wand.
The symbol of Pukwudgie house for Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a Pukwudgie holding a bow and arrow of which a carving raises it should it wish to accept a student into the house at the Sorting ceremony.