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Desert Thunder

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Made by members of the U.S. Army's 120th Engineer Combat Battalion (headquartered in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) and used during their Al Taqaddum Inter-Tribal Powwow, September 17-18, 2004, in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Donated to NMAI by Battalion members and their chaplain, Sergeant Debra K. Mooney (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), in 2005.
Culture/People
Southeast
Artist/Maker
120th Engineer Combat Battalion
Previous owner
120th Engineer Combat Battalion
Donor
Sergeant Debra K. Mooney, Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma
120th Engineer Combat Battalion
Date created
2004
Title
Desert Thunder
Object Type
Drum, stand, and drumsticks
Media/Materials
Metal, canvas, wood, commercially tanned leather, plastic, nylon cord, adhesive tape, metal nails
Techniques
Cut, cutout, stretched, nailed, wrapped
Dimensions
61 x 62 x 45 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound