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How to make a

DEER HIDE DRUM

 

 

Tlingit Art

Tlingit Art

DeerThe Sitka black-tailed deer is a main source of meat gathered by the Natives. The deer is a respected animal hunted for by the Natives since the beginning of time.

Edible Parts of the Deer

*Stomach*Tallow*Liver*Heart*Rib*Backbone*

Parts of the deer used

The horns and left over bones used by weavers to tighten weaves. The deer hide used for sewing and drum making. The deer hooves used for regalia or deer rattlers. The horns used for knife handles.

Things to know

* Fawns weigh 6-8 lbs.

* Fawns are born in late Spring

* Adults weigh 70-170 lbs.

* Average life span is 10-15 years

Natives Respect the Deer
  • Never laugh or joke about a deer. Example: A deer head is on the wall and a young native places sun glasses and a hat on the head so others could laugh at the deer. This is not acceptable behavior. The deer spirit can hear you. You will experience pain for hurting the deer.
  • Never brag about hunting. Always remember the deer is very intelligent and has a keen sense of smelling and hearing. When you shoot a deer it is because the deer is offering himself.
  • Use all parts of the deer. Do not waste. If you practice sharing and not wasting you will continue to experience good hunting. Share your first deer of the season with family and friends.
  • Take only what you need.
  • Never shoot the deer as a sport.

Step by Step Instructions -|- State Cultural Standards

 

THIS POSTER ACKNOWLEDGES ROBBIE LITTLEFIELD AND FISH CAMP FOR HER GENEROSITY AND PATIENCE IN SHARING HER GAINED KNOWLEDGE WITH YOUNG AND OLD.

© Pauline Duncan January, 2002

 

How to Make a Deer Hide Drum

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