Powwow Drums

Making a Powwow drum is a great honour and a serious responsibility.  The drum is sacred, and when the voices of our ancestors are brought back to us through the drum, we thank the singers who are healing our people and Mother Earth.  We build our drums using 1 1/4” thick sectioned solid eastern white cedar.  Our cedar frames are very strong and guaranteed for life. Generally, we work with moose, buffalo or steer hide as it is very thick and maintains its sound well no matter the level of humidity.  All of our drums have a really big sound.
The Powwow drums in these pictures are just ideas/examples of the drums you can order. We enjoy building custom drums (no extra charge btw). You can choose natural hide or dyed (any colour) and also the design of the colours on the cedar frame.  Any artwork on the hide or frame is an extra charge, this charge is variable, based on the complexity of the artwork.
Please visit our YouTube channel to have a listen and see a variety of our Powwow Drums.

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  • Holiday Cards

    18$ Canadian30$ Canadian

    We, here at Tribal Spirit unabashedly like the holiday season.  We live in a winter wonderland, love the lights, love the music.  We’re trying to start a resurgence of card sending, or at least inspire you to get a few cards to make your favourite NDNs giggle when they open it.

    Available in 6 or 12 packs (with envelopes included) – 5″ x 7″ premium matte finish – Blank interior.

  • Powwow Drums In Stock

    500$ Canadian1,400$ Canadian
    Rob has been burning the midnight oil pulling a selection of drums for your possible gift giving.  Tribal Spirit Powwow Drums in Stock ready to ship.  Most of our drum orders are custom design which we love to do.  But we like to keep a variety of drums in stock and ready to ship.  Everything here is hot of the drum pulling table and ready to go.  All our drums come with stands.

    If you want a custom design please got over to our various sizes….purchase there and I will contact you to discuss design.

    We live in Canada and ship to USA.

     

  • Slender Powwow Drum

    600$ Canadian700$ Canadian

    22″ x 9″ OR 26″ x 9″ “Slender Drum” – Buffalo, Moose or Steer Hide on Cedar frame – Weighs 12 lbs (5.4kg) Huge tone and light weight, perfect for family drum, light weight travelling, solo stage performances or marches.  We are so impressed with this drum.  Only 9″ deep but the tone is about 95% the same as a full sized drum of the same size.   Delay for custom drums is currently 2 to 3 weeks.  For your custom design please notes in the Order Notes box while checking out or send me a separate email.  info@tribalspiritmusic.com   Colour of frame?  Natural or Dyed hide.  Art work is a little extra $$, contact me.

  • Mini Powwow Drums

    400$ Canadian500$ Canadian

    Introducing our new Tribal Spirit Mini Powwow Drums.  The drums are designed after the style of our powwow drums but have a wide range of uses.  Initially this drum was requested by families who had very young singers.  Sized 16″ in diameter and 12″ deep a youngster can sit and play along with the songs.  But this drum is also very versatile, great for playing with two hands, we could also see it as part of a drum kit.  Perfect children’s teaching drum. (sticks are extra) check our fluffy hand drums sticks which are perfect for these drums.

     

  • 20″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    600$ Canadian

    This Drum was designed for kids.  (but sure does travel well when 5 guys need to fly into a gig)  Measuring 14″ deep this drum is light but still gives a great boom!!!  Available in natural or dyed hide and any design of wood frame.

  • 22″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    675$ Canadian

    22″ x 17″.  Sits 6 singers, solid cedar barrel design, includes stand and any custom design.

  • 24″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    750$ Canadian

    24″ x 17″.  Sits 8 singers, solid cedar barrel design, available natural or dyed.

    Includes stand and any custom design.  (Custom Artwork on drum is extra.)

  • 24″ Raised Edge Powwow Drum

    950$ Canadian

    Tribal Spirit exclusive. Solid Cedar raised edge 24″ x 18″ Drum. Includes Block Style Stand, available natural hide or dyed and any custom design of frame.

  • 26″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    1,050$ Canadian

    26″ x 17″ Sits 8 singers, solid cedar barrel design, includes stand and any custom design.  Click drum for more info.

  • 26″ Raised Edge Powwow Drum

    1,100$ Canadian

    Tribal Spirit exclusive. Solid Cedar raised edge 26″ x 18″ Drum. Includes Block Style Stand, available with natural hide or dyed and any custom design of the frame.

  • 28″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    1,150$ Canadian

    28″ x 17″ Sits 10 to 12 singers, solid cedar barrel design, includes stand and any custom frame design.

    (CUSTOM ART WORK IS EXTRA)

  • 28″ Raised Edge Powwow Drum

    1,200$ Canadian

    Tribal Spirit exclusive.  Solid Cedar raised edge 28″ x 18″ Drum.  Includes Block Style Stand, available natural hide or dyed and any custom design of frame.

  • Powwow Drum

    30″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    1,250$ Canadian

    30″ x 17″ Sits 12+ singers, solid cedar barrel design, includes stand and any custom design.  Please click on drum for more info and other style ideas.

  • 30″ Raised Edge Powwow Drum

    1,500$ Canadian

    Tribal Spirit exclusive.  Solid Cedar raised edge 30″ x 18″ Drum.

    Includes Block Style Stand, available natural hide or dyed and any custom design of frame.

  • 32″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    1,400$ Canadian

    Our 32″ x 17″ Drum includes a stand and any custom design.

  • 36″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    2,200$ Canadian

    Our 36″ x 17″ Drum includes a stand, natural or dyed hide and any custom design for the frame.  Seats 12-15.

  • 40″ Powwow Drum (Barrel Style)

    2,500$ Canadian

    Our 40″ x 17″ Drum includes a custom stand and any custom design.  This is a huge drum!! Amazing tone totally impressive.  If you need something special for a special situation or event the drum will impress.

  • Rawhide Kit for BIG DRUMS

    500$ Canadian1,040$ Canadian

    Need to repair or create a new powwow drum?  We will cut 2 rounds and enough wide lacing and then ship it out to you!  Full rawhides are ENORMOUS, basically unshippable!  So we have offered for many many years a “KIT”.  You give us the diameter of your drum and we cut 2 rounds and lacing, dry it, and ship it out.  Simple, right?  Drilling of holes is an option.

    Frame not included (Sorry, we don’t sell our frames separately).

  • 23″ Fibreglass Rods for Drum Sticks (12 Rods)

    40$ Canadian

    We now have enough rods to be able to sell them directly to you!  The same rods our amazing drum stick makers use.

    12 (23 inch) rods.

  • Powwow Drum Stick Bag

    250$ Canadian

    Introducing our brand new design to carry your drum sticks. Moose Leather (5 1/2 ounce full weight). Our Bag is designed to hold at least 15 sticks up to 24″ long and has a strap on the back of the bag so you can sling it over your shoulder. Generally this is available in Gold/Tan, Black and Cork, but this changes with the availability of our Moose Leather. When you are checking out please leave us a not describing your preferred design and we will get back to you to confirm.