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Lakota Sioux Drum
Norther Plains Drum
NORTHERN PLAINS DRUM (museum replica)18 inch drum made with buffalo rawhide, brain tan deer skin, and painted with clay pigment paints
Lakota Sioux "Spirit Horse" Drum- based on museum example (16 inch head) with hand made pegs, psinted with clay paints
Sioux Drum
Tanka with a drum
SIOUX DRUM (18 inch) - museum replica - buffalo rawhide, clay paints, arrow shafts, sinew, brain tanned deer skin, buffalo fur, etc.


Drum heads made of deer rawhide and elk or buffalo rawhide

Great sounding hand made and hand painted drum (Maple drum frame) with beaded pendant, medicine bundles (filled with Tanka's fur), rawhide handles, beads and feathers



The image on this drum (right)is from what is thought to be Crow. It is from a shield ca. 1840 (formerly in the old War Department Collectiuon) and now housed in the Smithsonian Institute
The image reflects protective bear power. The dominant red paw seems to be warding off enemy fire and protecting other bears represented by the smaller bear paws. Plains warriors recognized the strength and courage of the Grizzly and sought to acquire some of its power of the bear for themselves in dreams and in visions.
Elk rawhide, wood, clay earth pigment paints, deer skin, buffalo fur, other items for medicine bags, cotton calico, hide glue, artist Grizzly Bear claw etc.
Crow Indian Drum
Teton Sioux Drum
Plains Buffalo Effigy Drum

Although the imagery of this drum is based on an 1870's Ghost Dance Shield, we have not replicated it in full as not to dishonor the vision of the original owner.

buffalo rawhide and clay pigment paints

PLAINS BUFFALO EFFIGY DRUM 16 inch drum painted with clay earth pigment paints, deer skin rawhide, wood rim, hide glue

This is a copy of an 1870's museum replica attributed as Lakota (Teton / Western Sioux)

made of Buffalo Rawhide, clay paints, trade cloth

Arapaho Drum with beaded pendant
back of sioux drum Thunderbird Drum
back of a Sioux drum
double sided drum features and Arapaho Thunderbird painted with clay paints, buffalo medicine bundle with buffalo hair (from Tanka) and some old trade beads.

Drum made by Arapaho / Cheyenne Artist

Beaded pendant by Sharon

Plains Indian Drum Beater
Drum beaters

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