Tribe: Choctaw / Cheyenne
Based In: Olympia, WA
About the Art
The drum is chalk-etched for translucence and to bring out the natural pattern. So the MEDICINE wheel shows…
It’s designed as a healing drum; when struck, all who hear it receive vibrations to heal people.
Its name is Matriarch Strength… White Shawl Society associated with Wolf Spirit, Cheyenne. This presents itself in the drum and as a person receives it.
This drum’s hide was washed in rainwater and infused with cedar and lavender. Bear grease was used because I carry bear medicine. I am an Indigenous drummer.