|Home||Collections||Calendar||Gift Shop||FAQ||Site Index||Maker Index|
Ceremony Drum, Plains Indians, Mitchell, South Dakota, ca. 1929
Click on images below to see larger images
NMM 4052. Ceremony drum, Plains Indians, Mitchell, South Dakota, ca. 1929. Split-wood, bent frame drum with thunderbird in brown, white, and yellow watercolors. Bordered by bear paw and bison hoof prints. Drumhead secured with nine, hand-carved, wooden pegs, and, later, metal tacks. Rawhide strips attached to back and lashed together in center act as handle. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.
Drum with Beater and Detail of Stylized Thunderbird
Drum beater constructed from hand-carved shaft with leather head sewn together using black and white thread, as well as sinew stitching; leather strap; red and yellow quillwork adornment; carved hooves and feathers attached to end of quillwork.
Interior Structure of Drum Frame
The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069