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Wooden drumstick with leather head / Unknown

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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: leather head, wooden drumstick
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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Title(s): 
Wooden drumstick with leather head
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Mary and Lawrence Bryan;
Ernest Emmett Thompson
Culture: 
Native American; Kaw
Date: 
1930 - 1940
Materials/Techniques: 
wood, leather, cotton, sisal, metal
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Thompson Bryan and Lawrence E. Bryan
Accession No: 
84.3040e
Previous Number(s): 
TL1999.54.44e
Department: 
Not On View

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