Hand Drums

We make our Native American hand drums old school, with steamed white ash frames which we make from scratch. They are almost round (98%), and made with wild deer, moose, buffalo and elk hides.  These are very close to what a drum would look like from 500 years ago.
Our drums are available in a natural tan colour or dyed either walnut or a range of colours upon request.


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Our small family-run business is still up and running and working from home as we usually do.  We are extremely well stocked and shipping daily all over Turtle Island!

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  • Hand Drum Bag Kit

    39$ US109$ US
    For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project.  Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make your own moose leather drum bag.
    Our new Drum Bag Kits are designed for a workshop.  We have included very clear instructions, sinew, glovers needle, small piece of thick moose to make a thimble and all the leather cut to size and appropriate shape.  We have also included instructions so that people can personalize their bags with either fringe or left as a ‘live edge’.
  • Kids Hand Drums

    Children’s Native Hand Drums

    52$ US78$ US

    Dyed (please choose your colour) or Natural our 8” and 11” kids drums are made with wild deer hide and come with a drum stick.  Laced with deer rawhide, the handle is perfect and very durable for little hands!  Comes with a kid sized drumstick.

  • Native Hand Drums-Deer Hide

    44$ US335$ US

    Our full range of Deer hide hand drums, from our 8″ kid’s drum up to our biggest deer drum at 16″.  All hand drums come with a drum stick.  Add a moose drum bag to protect your drum and get $25 off the set. The absolute BEST way to protect your drum from humidity changes is to cover your drum in leather…the classiest way is with one of our beautiful drum bags.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick!

  • Tribal Spirit Custom Hand Drums

    113$ US261$ US

    We are now taking orders for our extremely popular custom hand drums.  Last year as we got closer to the end of November we were so overwhelmed with orders we had a challenge getting them all done in time for gift giving.  So although I know I risk offending some people lol……we are opening the door early to custom order drum gifts so that we beat the holiday rush.   We are offering several sizes and several different hides.  You have two custom choices to make: 1) the colours.  Our Tribal Style that we developed over the past 20 years is a combination of 2 colours.  For example, our red down the middle with walnut/brown around, we call our “Red Road” style.  Then you can play with all kinds of different colours.  Please indicate in the “order note box” your colour preference. For example: purple center/blue surround”…. AND 2) what animal image would you like?  Please indicate again in the “order note” box what animal/ image.  Here are a bunch of drums we have done in the past for ideas of what we can do.  If your design is not clear we will get back to you by email.  Delivery will take 10 days to 2 weeks.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick. 

  • Native Hand Drums- Moose Hide

    139$ US414$ US

    Our full selection of Moose hide hand drums.  From our 12″ drum up to our biggest Moose drum at 17″.  Our 12″ are really specific for Sweat lodge.  Our 14″ and 15″ are very versatile drums great for sweat lodge and out of lodge nice big bass tone.  17″ is our biggest boomer, huge tone very deep and powerful (not for lodge)

    All hand drums come with a drum stick.

  • Native Hand Drums-Buffalo Hide

    139$ US414$ US

    One of the most important tools in the Native tradition is the Buffalo Rawhide Hand Drum.  We have been working for quite some time to establish a secure supply of Buffalo hide.  For Tribal Spirit, moose and deer hides are easy to gather….as there are lots of them living locally.  But wild Buffalo are a rare thing these days.  These hides come from farmed raised Buffalo.

    All hand drums come with a drum stick.

  • 14″ Double Sided Native Hand Drums

    305$ US348$ US

    Moose or Buffalo 14″ Double Sided Hand Drums. These drums were designed for the Sweat Lodge….but live happily in any humidity situation. They have a very tight, clean resonance. Very popular with Smoke Dance singers. Great medicine Drum with a little something special inside.

    NOTE: If purchasing a leather drum bag for this drum, please select 16/17″ sized bag.

  • Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kit

    48$ US144$ US

    We offer an 8″ & 11″ Kids hand drum kit.  As well as our 12″, 14″ and 16″ hand drum kits

    Our kits include an amazing instruction manual, a rawhide circle with holes punched (large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the drum), rawhide lacing long enough to pull the drum and weave a handle, one of our steamed white ash hoops, and a drum stick kit.

  • Moose Hide Hand Drum Kit

    Moose Hide – Native Hand Drum Kit

    118$ US196$ US

    We are thrilled to introduce Moose Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection.  Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners.

    Each kit includes a moose rawhide circle which is big enough to wrap all the way over the side of the back of the drum, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of moose with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit.

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    26$ US

    The very best way to care for your drum long term is 1) bear grease treatment twice a year AND 2) keep your drum covered in leather all the time!!  We make beautiful moose leather drum bags but they can be outside the budget sometimes. So for a budget solution our split leather is perfect.  We select 7 to 9 sq ft pieces and this is plenty to wrap your drum with.  It can then live inside a canvas or plastic bag…..but the leather will protect your drum.