Wakan-chan-cha-gha (frame drum)

Sioux or Dakota tribe

Not on view

Round frame drums with single or double heads are found throughout the Americas. They are often decorated with symbols whose meaning is familiar to the larger community, but some emblems are known only to the owner. Here, the bird with lightning-arrow symbols suggests the thunderbird.

Wakan-chan-cha-gha (frame drum), Sioux or Dakota tribe, Wood, skin, Native American (Sioux, possibly)

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