"The drums are unique not just because of their appearance but also because historically, Oglala women have created art from beads and porcupine quills, leaving painting to the men. Sonja, however, has developed her skill since childhood, when she would spend her free time in the family's log cabin home drawing images from newspapers, between fetching water and firewood. She learned color combinations from her mother, who sewed quilts. 'I drew all the time, and now I'm drawing as an adult, all self-taught.'"
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