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Powuniikan [pokhanii’kan]locked

  • Mary Riemer-Weller,
  • Susan M. Taffe Reed
  •  and Glen Jacobs


Generic term for drums of the Munsee Indians of the Eastern Woodlands in North America; their relatives the Unami use the word puhënikàn. Their drums include the deerskin drum, water drum, hand drum, and powwow drum, all of which are played by one or more drummers each using one beater....

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