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Plains Indian Museum

Montana 236 Northern Plains 1866 Blackfeet 183
cotton thread 354 metal 3340 wood 4438 rawhide 1018 Cotton cloth 154 tanned hide 570 pigment 539
drum 19
ca. 1910s
diameter of drum: 16 in, cover length: 24.25 in, cover width: 21 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Single drum head of rawhide stretched over 3 ¾" W wooden frame, one piece bent around and bound together with small round metal fasteners. Rawhide is pulled tightly over the wooden base and double laced through holes on the outside and inside of wood. Eleven (11) rawhide cords are knotted through the outside of the frame, meeting in center in 3" dia. basket weave pattern. Heavy red paint or ochre overall. Interior (verso) of drumhead is covered with 1"dia. ochre dots. The cover is cotton cloth, seamed at top for hide strip to pull through hide strip - machine sewn. Heavily striped and marked with paint, and ochre.
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