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date: 15 November 2019


  • Chad Stephen Hamill


Scraper of the Native Americans of the Columbia Plateau. A serrated 30- to 60-cm length of wood or bone or an oblong piece of hardened, notched rawhide is held to the ground at a slant, and scraped up and down over the notches with a stick. It was the main rhythm instrument before the advent of the drum in Sahaptin cultures and remains in use nowadays....

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