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Native American Church drumstick / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

It is very unusual to see a drumstick with this much beadwork and a fringe at the end of it. This beadwork is similar to what would be found on a rattle. This serrated design is ideal for round beadwork such as this.

Tags: drumstick, Native American Church
People: Osage, Native American Church
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, peyote meetings

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Native American Church drumstick
Unidentified (Author)
Native American; Osage (artist and user)
20th century
wood, hide, glass, horsehair, dye, thread
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