|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||United States of America|
|Culture Area:||Southeast Culture Area|
|Outside Diameter:||23 cm|
|Credit Line:||Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946|
Cylindrical body of tulip tree wood stained red-brown and smoothed over entire surface. Oak wood hoops, woodchuck skin head and black walnut drumbeater. Two animals carved in low relief near bottom. "Drum of type traditional in Big Cove. Used for Bull Game and other dances." Used in recording rites, 1934.
"When it doesn't sound right; sprinkling with water on the top of the skin just to make damp then will become sun right or put some water inside about half inch. If it is necessary, but it is better just sprinkle on the top. If put inside the water, pull out the wooden pin always keep it the damp of the skin or hide."
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