The Ojibwa Dance Drum
Thomas Vennum - Widely recognized as a significant ethnography of the Woodland Indians, The Ojibwa Dance Drum begins with a history of the Ojibwa and their music, and the origin, history and eventual decline of the Dance Drum. Next, construction of the drum is covered in extensive detail, including preparation of the hide and the frame, lacing and finally the dressing up of the completed drum with all of its decorative accessories and stand, along with detailed explanations of their significance and meaning. Also included is a glossary of related Ojibwa terms. 348 pages with over 100 photos and illustrations. SC.