I'm a direct descendant of Chief Atsena de la Plat, a great war chief of the Huron Bear Clan. I'm very proud to be Native North American and I use my heritage…
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Water drums are a category of membranophone characterized by the filling of the drum chamber with some amount of water to create a unique sound. Water drums are common in Native American music, being the traditional drum for the Huron/Wendat/Wyandot and Iroquois/Haudenosaune. Its used today in both traditional Longhouse social dances and also ceremonially .
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The Huron were an Iroquoian people, who lived in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. They made contact with the French in the early 17th century. They numbered 30,000 in 30 villages, were slash-and-burn agriculturists, gathered fruits, and were occasional hunters and also fished. In 1648-49, the Huron were invaded by the Five Nations, who determined to control the fur trade. Huronia, their homeland, was abandoned, with large numbers adopted by the Iroquois, and the remainder fleeing to the west...
WYANDOTTE TOTEM POLE. In the early 1700s, a remnant tribe of Wyandot (Huron) Indians fled Canada, fearing for their lives because of the wars waged by the Iroquois against them. They migrated to Michigan and eventually found a high bank on the Detroit River that was free of the marshes along the rest of the shoreline. In 1732, they established a village roughly bordered by Oak Street, Biddle Avenue, and Eureka Road, which they named “Maquaqua”.