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Culture:Alaska Native; Haida; Kaigani Haida
Title:Drum stick
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Musical Instrument
Materials:Wood, sealskin, and leather
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska; Prince of Wales Islands
Measurements:overall: 12 7/8 x mallet diam 2 5/16 in.; 32.7025 x 5.8738 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK N.C.3
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

Wooden drum stick, bark still on handle. Mallet wrapped with sealskin and nailed to wood. Small leather cord at top of handle.

Label Text:
SKINNER LABEL: A modern Haida Indian drum stick from the Prince of Wales Islands, Alaska, consisting of a round root and stalk of a young tree, the twigs whittled off, bark left on, and the round head being wound with a strip of seal (?) skin, the hair side out. Presented by Dr. and Mrs. V.W. Logan.

Native American; indigenous people; music; musical instruments

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