this drumstick is made with a wooden tree knot made with leather and a round shaped head, the drum, natives never used their hands for drumming they only used drumsticks. native Americans believed that the drum resembled the beating of the heart of humanity and the drum would bring out the beating of the heart of the earth.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|drum stick 7|
|L: 8.25 in, width: 1.625 in|
|Simplot Collection; Gift of J.R. Simplot|
|Ritual and Recreation, Musical Instruments. Wooden tree knot with limb attached. Round in shape. Head (knot) has several splits, but is intact.can be seen in canvas like that of a flour sack.|