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Catalog Number 10110-1
Title Drum, Round; Stag Design
Object Name Drum
Description Covered with rawhide on one side. The skin is attached to the bent wood sides by 28 wooden pegs and stretched over the back in four flaps with are tied together by double strands of thick white cord. The ends of the wood sides are also tied with cord. The head of the drum is painted with a blue-grey colored deer in the center inside a circle, the deer standing, with head to the left, in grass with faint outlines of hills in the background. Below and to each side are black colored areas in which are faint drawings of flags with stars on pointed staffs. The edges of the head are outlined in red.
Date 20th c
Culture North American Indian
Material rawhide, wood, paint, graphite
Made Unknown
Height (in) 3
Length (in) 13.5
Width (in) 14.25
People Yellowhorse, George
Wheeler, Richard
History This drum was given to Richard P. Wheeler by George Yellow Horse near Pierre, South Dakota. It was donated to the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1977 and identified as "recent" as far as date made at the time of acquisition.
Credit line Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Wheeler, Alexandria, Virginia
Collection Wheeler, Richard P.