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Drum Making 2016

​Drum Making with Davita
Davita visited our school on Friday February 5, 2015. She started the day by singing our relatives into the room so that they could help us while we made our drums. She brought her tools and the materials we would need to make our drums.
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2016 02 05 008e.jpgOur drum skins were cut out of an elk hide.
We began my making the holes in our skins to attach them to the rims.2016 02 05 107e.jpg
2016 02 05 023e.jpgWe began to thread the sinew.
It was hard to get started... 2016 02 05 029e.jpg2016 02 05 017e.jpg




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Working together made the work go smoothly.2016 02 05 048e.jpg



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2016 02 05 067e.jpgTightening the sinew was hard work and took a lot of time.


Almost finished.2016 02 05 066e.jpg
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We gathered together to send our ancestors back to where they came from and to thank everyone for working together.
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Davita told us that we should have a special place for our drum and that we should talk to it and even feed it. She said that our drum would remember the songs we sing with it.