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this drumstick is made of wood, and leather that makes up the head, 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.

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Plains Indian Museum

Descriptions
carved 177 cover 40 wood 4438 handle 322 leather 2024 dark 36
Names
drumstick 15
Dimensions:
L: 14.25 in, width: 1.25 in
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Carved wooden handle, dark; leather covered head.
Accession Number:
NA.505.46

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