University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:46-6-80
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Height: 17.7 cm
Outside Diameter:18.7 cm
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946


Pine, hickory, and tulip wood. Churn construction with one open end; wider at closed end; three hoops. "Drum of type traditional in Bird Town for Ball Game Dance. Note technique of churn construction, but is same technique as Iroquois use for drum. This specimen about 1/2 size of those actually used."

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