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Wooden drumsticks with leather heads / Unidentified


a - 18 1/4 x 1
b - 20 x 1
c - 20 1/2 x 1 1/4
d - 21 x 1
e - 21 1/2 x 1
f - 22 x 1 1/2

Curatorial Remarks

A generic drumstick for a large drum used a pow wows or the elonschka dance. Created during the 1930s or 1940s. This is a standard, everyday drumstick; main purpose is functionality.

Tags: wooden drumsticks, leather head
People: Kaw
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events

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

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Wooden drumsticks with leather heads
Unidentified (Author)
Native American; Kaw
1930 - 1940
wood, leather, cotton, sisal, metal
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Thompson Bryan and Lawrence E. Bryan
Accession No: 
Previous Number(s): 
TL1999.54.44a-f; TL1999.54.44a-f; 84.3040 a-f
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