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  • hobbs49
    Caring for Drum Heads
    by hobbs49
    This may seem like an offbeat question, but here goes. I was noticing the other day while sitting in with some guys singing that the drum head had a couple of areas where the hide (buffalo I think) was looking like it had some spidery surface cracks. When I ran my hand over it, I could feel some of...
    02-13-2007, 06:22 PM
  • took a look
    How to make a quality hand drum
    by took a look
    How to make a quality hand drum

    The drum has been significant to all native nations for thousands of years. It is a sacred item. The drum is man's connection to the earth, and symbolizes the life force of creation.
    For centuries the drum has been used to amplify the voice and...
    02-25-2002, 09:02 AM
  • scottlollar
    Giving to the Drum?
    by scottlollar
    My family and I were told at our first powwow so many years ago that it is customary to bring a gift for the drum to a powwow. Now, I know that there are gifts given to the drum, and often they get paid as well as donations from the visitors. But, I always bring a box of bottled water or some other...
    09-20-2002, 03:58 PM
  • WhoMe
    Are drums sacred?
    by WhoMe
    I was in a recent meeting where there is a proposal to have a music room where kids can come and beat on Native drums from different tribes. Among these would be a powwow drum and Iroquois water drum.

    I did not say anything, but thought I would put this proposal on line to get some feedback....
    11-20-2010, 04:20 PM
  • sunshineinca
    Large Pow Wow drum??
    by sunshineinca
    I am recently in posession of a double-sided 18"x22" drum. It appears to be made from one log, light color pine or maple?? I am told its a native american pow wow drum. I am wondering if there is anyone who can tell me more about it, how to tell what the skin is, and what are some venues/resources...
    07-27-2012, 01:23 AM

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