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Dakota beaded drumstick

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Description A Dakota beaded drumstick with feather trim on the end of the handle, circa 1900. The head is hide covered, the handle cloth covered. The beadwork is primarily green and white with red and blue. The drumstick was purchased by the donor, who states that he "traveled for the Bradley and Metcalf Company of Milwaukee, and for eight years made the drive west of Pierre, South Dakota, when that was all open range country except for the Indian reservations."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 22 inches length
6 inches length feather
1 3/4 inches diameter head
1/2 inches diameter handle
Nomenclature Drumstick
Creation Made in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Swain, Mr. Bert T.
Bradley and Metcalf
Made in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Dakota Indians--Music.
Indian. Music
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Discovery: Not earlier than 1900 - Not later than 1915
date purchased by donor
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 65.36.5
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