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Musical Instrument: Drumstick & Drum

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Smithsonian Museum
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Specimen Count
2
Description
Drum and drumstick (Badalgaga). Single-headed drum stretched over cheese box foundation, head of rawhide secured with twine decorated with dark circle in center. Cylindrical wooden stick with ball head at each end. 16" (41 cm); 12.25" (31 cm). Records: Head of cow skin. Used in Mescal Ceremony. (C, L). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)
Record Last Modified
6 Mar 2017
Donor Name
Bureau Of American Ethnology
Collector
James Mooney
Accession Date
1892-May-17
Object Type
Drum/Drumstick
Topic
Ethnology
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Place
Kiowa And Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma / Indian Territory, United States, North America
Accession Number
025718
USNM Number
E152900-0
Culture
Kiowa