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Kettle drum with hide surface / Unknown

Essay/Description

Drum possibly used during Native American church services.

Curatorial Remarks

This kettle drum was used during Native American Church meetings, and marbles are used to tie the hide onto the kettle drum. When the drum was being used, it contained water and usually mescal beans.

Tags: kettle drum, hide, marbles, peyotism
People: 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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Title(s): 
Kettle drum with hide surface
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
iron, hide
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2865
Department: 
Not On View

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