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Napi Gives People Life

  • Napi Gives People Life
  • Napi Gives People Life
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Formerly in the collection of R.E. Mansfield (1937-2007), donated to NMAI in 2004.
Artists/Makers
Darrell L. Norman (Ee-Nees-Too-Wah-See [Growing Like a Buffalo]), Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana], b. 1943
Donor
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007
Date Created
1997
Object Type
Hand drum and drumstick
Media/Materials
Rawhide, wood, glass bead/beads, feather/feathers, wool cloth, cotton cloth, brass bell/bells, paint
Techniques
Stretched, carved, painted, strung, wrapped
Dimensions
72 x 62 x 8 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound