Drum

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Collector
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953
Previous owner
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998
Donor
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998
Object Name
Drum
Media/Materials
Wood, paint
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
21.2 x 23 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date created
1870-1900
Collection History
Collected between 1930 and 1945 by Bernard S. Mason (1896-1953, author of books on Indian crafts, an active supporter of camping and "Indian lore" as educational experiences, and director of Camp Kooch-i-ching, Rainy Lake, Minnesota); bequeathed or given to his friend John Landis Holden (1922-1998, also a camping enthusiast and subsequent director of Camp Kooch-i-ching); donated to NMAI by John L. Holden in 1991.
Catalog Number
25/3491
Barcode
253491.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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