Learn the Art of Drum Making with Shawn Littlebear

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 16th, 2014 Last Updated on: July 16th, 2014

Shawn Littlebear (Southern Cheyenne) is the host of a new show on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television called The Native Drum. Littlebear is a traditional drum maker who shares with us his techniques for making drums in this premier episode. Watch below!

Once again Cheyenne and Arapaho Television are bringing us quality shows that keep traditions and native creativity alive. Thank you!

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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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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james clark

I have a 32inch hide already cut,where can I get just lacing,preferable just cow hide,and not cleaned with chemicals

Bluefeather Redwolf

I loved your video on drum making. I am despirately seeking your
teachings on how to make drum sticks !!! I want to make my own
drumssticks for my drum. My Spirit Guides guided me to you.
Can you see your way clear to teach me thru a video in detail on
how to make drum sticks ?? Anxiousely awaiting your reply.

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I would like to know if there is such a thing s a concave drum & if so, what is it’s meaning & from what tribe.

Alaina Graham

I’ve just started out drumming with hand drum’s at Women’s North End Center Here in Winnipeg.MB, Canada. Our Group is called The Buffleo Gal’s. Megwich. Thank you very much for showing how to make the hand drum’s.

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