Introducing a new series. Things you were never taught in school about native Americans. I hope to impart some glimpse at false history and have some fun educating people as well. These will most likely be short and scattered randomly. I will do two today because I want to start the series off right. This will be all for today. Until next time!

Fact 44

Maracas

Yup, that’s right. They weren’t invented in Morocco. Nope these are north American primarily from the area known as central America and Mexico today. More than 1,500 years ago these clay instruments were made in pairs one tuned low and one tuned high. This allowed them to give distinctive sound recognizable independently and allowed for a wide range of music and percussion.