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Maker(s):Unknown
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

Description:
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.

Tags:
Native American; indigenous people; music; musical instruments

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