Powwow Drums are always played with sticks and traditionally these sticks were made out of wood. Modern powwow drumsticks are now made with a thin fibreglass rod. The fibreglass flexes with each beat, reducing arm fatigue and allowing the player to drum and sing for hours. They have double-sided heads of hand-sewn leather, on a pinstriped/decorated stick. (the fancier the better lol)
Powwow Drumsticks take a crazy beating and must be made very carefully to survive.