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Omaha Sioux Indian Musical Instruments - 12/14/2012
Omaha Sioux Indian Musical Instruments Musical Instruments. Battles were of five kinds, exe were generally gourds; wata n ′ exe , gourd rattles, were always round, and were partially filled with seed, fine shot, or gravel, ahánuʞa éxe, green-hide rattles, were of two sorts, one of which is "ȼigúje," bent a little. Specimens of this form are in the National Museum. Two kinds of rattles were called ʇa-cáge, i.e., "deers-claws," from the composition of one variety, though the other was made of molars of the elk. Fig.  317—Skin drum. The Omaha used three styles of drums. The ȼéxe-gaʞú bȼáska, or flat drum, is illustrated by a specimen (no. 21675) in the National Museum. The ȼéxe-gaʞú gadáje is made of buffalo hide, cowhide, or the skin of a horse. An example of this drum (no. 24682) is also in the National Museum, and is illustrated by the accompanying figure 317. The ja n ′ ȼéxe-gaʞú, o...

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