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Heavy tanned drumhide / Henry Haskell

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This drumhide would be put on top of a water drum and would be taken off at the end of every peyote meeting. The hide would be secure to the drum with marbles and leather thong. This drumhide does not look like it has been used due to little wear. It'd be more distorted if used. A peyote drum would have been made with an iron or brass bucket. The drumsticks in the Gilcrease Collection may have been used with this is drumhide during a peyote meeting.

Tags: tanned hide, drum head, tan, brown, peyote meeting
People: Osage
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting,

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

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Title(s): 
Heavy tanned drumhide
Creator(s): 
Henry Haskell;
Dudly Haskell
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Osage county
Materials/Techniques: 
hide (elk or moose)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Haskell Collection
Accession No: 
87.61
Department: 
Not On View

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