Water drum and drumstick

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Previous owner
John Walkingstick, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Water drum and drumstick
Media/Materials
Wood, groundhog/woodchuck hide/skin, iron nails
Techniques
Carved, bent, nailed, stretched
Dimensions
22.1 x 26.1 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Native Term
a ho li (drum) gu'n sta ti'n (drumstick)
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA (inferred)
Date created
circa 1890
Collection History
Collected from John Walkingstick (Eastern Band of Cherokee) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8999
Barcode
018999.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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