The Ojibwa Dance Drum: Its History and Construction (Paperback)

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By Thomas Vennum, Rick St. Germaine (Afterword by)
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Hiding in a lake under lily pads after fleeing U.S. soldiers, a Dakota woman was given a vision over the course of four days instructing her to build a large drum and teaching her the songs that would bring peace and end the killing of her people. From the Dakota, the "big drum" spread throughout the Algonquian-speaking tribes to the Ojibwe, becoming the centerpiece of their religious ceremonies.

This edition of The Ojibwe Dance Drum, originally created through the collaboration of Ojibwe drum maker and singer William Bineshii Baker Sr. and folklorist Thomas Vennum, has a new introduction by history professor Rick St. Germaine that discusses the research behind this book and updates readers on the recent history of the Ojibwe Drum Dance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780873516426
ISBN-10: 0873516427
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English