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    i would like to ask all you northern plains tribes your own peoples history on where the drum came from.i know we got it from god but who made the first drum man or women was it always here or did it just appear one day.let me know what youve been told.cause theres stories that people(non indians)are coming up with that say we got the drum from somewhere else.i know thats not true. i just want know other tribes history on the drum if you could help please do
    learn it,live it love it!

  • #2
    i guess no one knows where the drum came from!!!!!!!!!!!
    john arkeketa

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    • #3
      I was told by a story teller that a woman had a vision about the drum and she gave it to men. The 8 singers represent the directions. hopefully that answers it. it's what i was told so i am passing it on.

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      • #4
        for what nation?
        Hate is for FOOLS!And fools like m&ms come in all colors

        I am ready to tell you my secret now,I see dumb people,.I see them everywhere.They dont know they're dumb,they only see what they want to see.That weird feeling which make the hair on your neck stand up....thats them!

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        • #5
          THE DRUMS COME FROM THE BACK OF THE VANS. I THOUGHT EVERYBODY KNEW THAT.

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          • #6
            Ok okla49er, where did the drum come from down on the southern plains. Where did the Otoes get the drum. Just wondering........tms
            If I do not know the answer someone else will!!!!
            Also forgive me, this system does not have a spell check so forgive the bad spelling

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            • #7
              Can't remember the origin, but I once heard this version of the drum's origin.

              When women cleaned the hides for rawhide and leather, they would often stretch the hide out on a frame to scrape. As the hide dried, they noticed it made a cool noise, so they figured an instrument could be made from it. The women made a drum and liked it so much they thought it would be a gift worthy of giving away, so they gave it to the men.

              I'm no story teller, but that's the Reader's Digest condensed version.
              Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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              • #8
                to traveling mocs otoes got the drum from a women they used to use a hollowed out log with nothing over it just beat on the sides then this women covered it with a hide she then showed it to her husband who was a singer and thats the basic part of the story i dont know it in detail so sorry.but i hope that helps
                john arkeketa

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                • #9
                  the story i heard is an eagle was flying over a man and the eagle pooped out the drum and it hit the man on the head and the whole camp came running to see if the man was alright and that's why you also hear the loud thump at the beginning of a song, so the whole camp will come see what's happening

                  [ September 11, 2001: Message edited by: bob ]

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                  • #10
                    BOB-

                    I've just been reading your posts, so let me guess...You're the guy that got hit in the head right????? :p
                    I'm not having hot flashes, I'm having power surges!!

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                    • #11
                      i think the question was where did it come from not who pooped on it first.
                      john arkeketa

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                      • #12
                        thanks for the replies didnt really get too much out of it but i know not everybody knows.and to travelingmocs me and ndn_ave are brothers so what he said is what i know too
                        learn it,live it love it!

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