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American Indian Musical Instruments

For many American Indian tribes, music weaves its way through the entirety of their cultural history. Alongside the complex vocal arrangements of American Indian song was the development of instruments, essential for the song but also striking in decorative details. Music was a popular communal activity, but its purpose among American Indian tribes went well beyond pure enjoyment.

Many tribes used their music as means of charting their oral history, putting into song the details we today would more commonly write down. Added to these songs were the use of instruments, such as drums, flutes, and rattles, which became integral to the tales these songs intended to relay. These instruments subsequently became a vehicle for artistic expression themselves. The stretched hide of drums, for... Read more

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Hide Drum, Tom And Cloth Bag

March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Victoria, BC, Canada

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