Strickland Fife

Description (Brief):

This fife was made by Napolean Strickland in Como, Mississippi, in 1979. It is made of cane, with 4 fingerholes.

Description (Brief)

Napoleon Strickland (1919–2001), sometimes known as Napolian Strickland, was a fife and drum blues artist, and songwriter, and vocalist specializing in country blues, specifically North Mississippi hill country blues. He also played guitar, drums, harmonica, fife, and all manner of percussion instruments. Strickland made recordings for Arhoolie, Testament, Living Country Blues, and Venerable record labels.

Date Made: 1979

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Mississippi, Como

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0043.03Catalog Number: 1980.0043.03Accession Number: 1980.0043

Object Name: fife

Physical Description: cane (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 5/16 in x 7/8 in; 36.35375 cm x 2.2225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4374-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606305

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