Native American Drumstick Making Tutorial with Shawn Littlebear

Native American Drumstick Making Tutorial with Shawn Littlebear

Calling all creative natives!

Have you been watching all the amazing tutorials on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV47)? The Native Drum with host Shawn Littlebear shows us a lot of helpful drum making tips and techniques.

In this two part tutorial, Littlebear demonstrates how to make drumsticks. Get your materials ready and lets create!

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Last Updated on August 29, 2023 by Paul G

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

2 Comments on “Native American Drumstick Making Tutorial with Shawn Littlebear”

  • Avatar for Joann



    Hello….I am hoping you can help me with a question that a family member is having about powwow drum beaters. He purchased a drum and beaters and after looking into how beaters are made is concerned that the leather on the beaters may have been tanned using brains and can cause some health problems. Is there anyway to know whether the leather was tanned that way or this method not commonly used anymore. Would appreciate any info you can give us.
    Thank you,

  • Avatar for Running Doe

    Running Doe


    wado this is so nice, wado for sharing

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