The Native Drum – Making a Handle for a Small Drum

The Native Drum – Making a Handle for a Small Drum

Have you guys been keeping up with the awesome tutorials on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV47)? Last year we told you about a new show called The Native Drum with host Shawn Littlebear (Southern Cheyenne). Littlebear is a traditional drum maker who shares with us his various drum making tips and techniques.

In Episode 4 of The Native Drum, Littlebear makes a handle for a small hand drum.

Don't forget to visit on any back episodes you missed, like Episode 2 – Making a two-sided practice drum!

Last Updated on July 10, 2018 by PowWow Articles

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.

3 Comments on “The Native Drum – Making a Handle for a Small Drum”

  • Avatar for hoyt mcguyer

    hoyt mcguyer


    I have several drums that were gifted to me. I would like to paint them, was hoping to find an article about doing so and the best way to do it.

  • Avatar for Linda



    this looks hard 2 make

    • Avatar for Many Feathers

      Many Feathers


      Actually, it is pretty easy. I have enjoyed making drums. I have one one-sided drum and I also made a double-sided drum which was easier then the one-sided drum.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find a Pow Wow
Near you

Search the US & Canada

What to expect
at your first Pow Wow

Sign Up for our Free E-newsletter