Need help with these questions... 1. Who Created Maracas Native Indians of Puerto Rico 2. When they first originated (Maybe where too) South America 3. What is it made up of Dried Gourd Shells, Wood and Dried Seeds/Beans or Beads. 4. How they make maracas Cut off stem of Gourd Shell, Let it Dry in special climate, put dried seeds into gourd hole then cover the hole with wood in the shape of a handle. Sometimes are painted for attraction. 5. How to use maracas (Know this) You shake them. 6. Musical Family from (Know this) Percussion Family 7. Definition a gourd or a gourd-shaped rattle filled with seeds or pebbles and used, often in a pair, as a rhythm instrument. (Credits to Dictionary.com) Help xDD EDIT: Now anything I am missing? I just need at least one interesting fact and I guess that would be why it is part of the percussion family.