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Deerskin Drum

The frame drum of the native people of the west coast of Canada is found in a variety of sizes. Common to many of the peoples of the coastal and inland regions, this was an important instrument used in a variety of rituals and dances. The drum is made from either a single piece of wood bent into a circle or frame, or from a number of pieces pieced together to form the frame. Traditionally deer skin is stretched over the top, although now goat skin is also common.

Country: Canada
Region: North America
Type: percussion
Deerskin Drum of the North American First Peoiples
©  R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002