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  • Sweetgrass

    9$ US14$ US

    Freshly picked 2020 Sweetgrass is in the house!!   Sweetgrass is one of the most important Traditional Medicines.  We are very picky about where we get our sweetgrass.  Some growths of sweetgrass are in crisis because of over picking or harvesting by pulling out the root.  We are working with a family who harvest sweetgrass, with ceremony and pluck the grass without pulling the root.  This grass is harvest season grass and comes in small (21″), medium (25″) and large (32″) lengths.  We keep our Sweetgrass carefully wrapped in a towel (towel smells really amazing!! Lol) so the grass is lush and still very green.  (Keep your sweetgrass wrapped up in a towel or leather otherwise it will lose its smell and colour).

  • Bear Leather Medicine Pouches

    35$ US
    Our Bear Leather Medicine Pouches are all one of a kind measuring 2” x 3” approx with bear fur and a bear claw closure. They are filled with the traditional medicines of the four directions; Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar and Tobacco.  They can be worn around the neck or ties to a belt loop.
    Every once in a while in the tanning game, accidents happen…We sent 30 odd bear hides off to the tannery intended for rawhide for drums…but we received back from the tannery gold/tan Bear Leather!!!  Amazing accident!!
  • Brain Tanned Deer Medicine Pouches

    31$ US

    Brain Tanned Medicine Pouches:  Brain tanning is an old traditional tanning technique used by our ancestors all over the world.  Every animal has the chemicals in their brain to tan their own hide.  Brain tanning involves a huge amount of time, labour and patience generally requiring a 40 hour week worth of labour to tan a deer hide.  Over the past couple of years we have traded for a few brain tanned deer (we have no hides available for sale) and made up these pouches.  They are all one of a kind, hand stitched, with a bear claw closure/button measuring approx 3″ by 3″ with a deer lacing. The colour difference is determined by the length of time that the leather has been smoked in the curing process.  The white is virtually no smoking and the brown is lots of smoke and does smell of smoked hide.

     

  • Bear Grease – Creams

    22$ US

    Our 4 different creams/salves that we currently offer include:

    Goldenseal/Infection Cream  – Face Cream – Joints and Muscles Cream – Skin Cream

    Store in the fridge long term. Jars are 20 ml (0.7 fl-oz).

  • White Cedar Loose Leaves

    6$ US39$ US

    Cedar is generally used in smudging ceremonies for purification or cleaning.  It is one of the 4 primary medicines (Tobacco, Sweetgrass, Sage, Cedar).  We gathered it locally in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.  Coming from very old growth trees cedar is understood to carry the teachings of the ancestors.

     

  • White Sage

    4$ US47$ US

    Available as stick, 1/2 or full pound.  White or Buffalo sage is used in ceremony to purify or clean.  Most gatherings, ceremonies or sweats will begin with a smudging and mostly involving sage.  There are many different kinds of sage used in the community and our favourite is this White sage.  A small leaf will light very easily, blow out the flame, and will continue to smoke until it burns out.  Check out our fans or smudge kits as people will often use a fan to waft the smoke.  Available in loose leaf or as a tied sage stick.

  • Smudge Kit with Moose Leather Bag

    75$ US
    Our new Moose Leather Medicine Smudge Bags
    One of our most popular ceremonial items is our smudge kit and one of our most popular bags is our small 8″ moose saddle bag…so why not combine the two and offer a deal?  Absolutely perfect for travel, rugged, attractive and you will always be ready when a good smudge is needed.  The kit includes a farmed abalone shell (we have a beautiful selection of the nicest shells we have seen in years), a jute bag of Californian White Sage, a small feather fan that attaches to the outside of the bag and one of our hand made moose leather saddle bags.  Available in fringed style or moose antler button. Attention USA customers: we are not permitted to ship feathers into the United States.  Our thought is to add more white sage and a piece of leather to your Medicine Bag to compensate for the missing fan.  AND perhaps this is an opportunity to make your own fan. We use a small branch, drill holes and glue feathers into the branch.  Then you can wrap the wood with leather we have included.
    Please make colour requests (Gold/tan, cork/brown, black etc) in the comment section during checkout, we will do our best.
  • Sale!

    Medicine Bags Kits

    67$ US 53$ US
    Our new Moose Leather Medicine Bags KITS!!
    One of the handiest things around the fire or gathering is a nice smudge kit or medicine bag.  Our pre-made kit includes a Moose Bag that we make, and a farmed abalone shell, sage and a small feather fan.  Recently we have had several people ask if they could make it themselves….and who are we to say no!!  So, our new 8″ Smudge Bag Kit consists of a front and back piece of leather (to be hand sewn together to create the bag), a moose leather strap (to be sewn into the side of the bag), Sinew, glovers needles AND very careful clear instructions on how to assemble your bag.  The kit also include a fan (that we make for you) and farmed abalone shell and a linen bag of Californian Buffalo/White Sage.  We also suggest several different finishing techniques so that everyone can personalize their own bag.  Making the bag is an easy project that will make a great afternoon for the family or workshop.  Our bags can even be created virtually over zoom for an Isolated Gang.
     
    Attention USA customers: we are not permitted to ship feathers into the United States.  Our thought is to add more white sage and a piece of leather to your Medicine Bag Kit to compensate for the missing fan.  AND perhaps this is an opportunity to make your own fan. We use a small branch, drill holes and glue feathers into the branch.  Then you can wrap the wood with leather we have included.
  • Deer Medicine Pouches

    12$ US16$ US

    Deer Leather Medicine Pouches with Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar and Tobacco.

    Wearing a medicine bag which contains symbols of who you are is a good way to keep the sacred with you all the time, as well as reminding yourself of who you are. Our little deer leather pouches like these can be worn around your neck or belt loop and can become quite important to you as symbols of your deeper self. We have included medicines of the four directions and feel free to add items that speak to you.   A bag like this is not “magic”, it does not turn you into superman, but when you wear it you know that you are trying to live in a sacred manner!!

    Also available in a kit form (gold deer only!!)  which comes with a mixture of 4 medicines (white, sage, sweetgrass, organic tobacco and cedar).  The kit includes the 2 sides of the leather pouch (to be sewn, including a diagram of a stitching pattern we would recommend), one glovers needle (size # 6), Sinew enough to sew the pouch, holes punched so that you can thread the lacing and a long strip of deer lacing..
  • Moose Medicine Pouches

    20$ US
    Our new Moose Leather Medicine Pouches are all one of a kind measuring 2” x 3” approx. Which we fill with the traditional medicines of the four directions; Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar and Tobacco.  They can be worn around the neck or ties to a belt loop.
  • 8″ Leather Hand Bag

    59$ US

    Our 8″ Moose Leather Saddle Bag / Hand Bag / Purse or Medicine Bag.  Available with Fringe front flap or Moose Antler button closure. (when checking out please specify preferences)

    (Note, our 8″ hand drum will not fit in this hand bag.  Please select a 10″ hand bag for your 8″ hand drum.)

  • Tribal Eye Pads

    20$ US

    Tribal Eye Pads:  For relaxation, twitching eyes and insomnia eye pads are a remarkably simple healing tool.  When you wake up in the middle of the night and the brain just won’t shut down place your eye pad over your eyes, take a deep breath and relax.  Filled with lavender (natural soothing herb) and flaxseed the mild weight on the eyes brings a level of calm that is so simple and yet very effective.   We made two styles Deer leather and Tribal cotton print (which can be removed to be washed)

  • Handmade Ceramic Mugs

    25$ US

    Those of you who know Tribal Spirit from the Powwow Trail will recognize these beautiful Totem Animal Mugs which are made by a long time friend from British Columbia.  They are Native made, handmade, microwavable and dishwasher safe.  We are stocking up for #virtualpowwowbooth so we have lots in stock and more coming soon.

  • ‘Old School’ Ash Wood Rattle

    51$ US59$ US

    “Old School” Ash Wood Rattle or Shaker.  We are very excited to introduce or perhaps re-introduce these Shakers that has deep historical roots in the middle of Turtle Island.  Made by an Algonquin member of our team this rattle is 9″ long, steamed white ash wood of a single piece of wood.   Available in deer and bear rawhide.  The shaker is filled with a combination of sea polished pebbles, glass and copper beads.  These rattles are clean, fine detailed musical instruments.  We hope you like them. In Stock ready to ship!

  • Deer Hide Rattles

    55$ US59$ US
    Tribal Spirit Deer Hide Rattles are made with a maple handle and a Deer hide rattle head.  Not designed for sweat lodge but perfect for accompanying drums in a circle.   Available in natural or dyed hide. In Stock ready to ship!
  • Hand Held Shaker

    24$ US
    Tribal Spirit – Deer Hide Hand Rattles/Shakers are made with a cherry wood frame and wrapped with deer rawhide.
  • Lil’ Head Drum Stick

    27$ US
    Our hilarious, yet fully functional Lil’ Head Hand drum sticks are now available to order!!!  (15.5″ long…16″ long with hair). Includes one drum stick.
  • Hand Drum Sticks-Fancy

    27$ US

    In the world of Professional Hand Drumming, everyone knows that the difference between first and second place is the bling on your drum stick. Lol.  But truthfully drum stick creativity has come a long way in the past few years.  And why not have a fancy stick that screams out the pride you have for our culture and our songs.

    Our drums sticks are 16” long, made with a fibreglass rod.  Both the head and handle are firm and extremely well attached.  There will be no one losing their heads while playing with our sticks.  Our colour scheme is always changing, so while checking out please suggest 3 colour scheme preferences and we will do our best.

  • Maple Hand Drum Stick

    16$ US
    These are the hand drum sticks that we include with all of our larger hand drums (12″ and larger).  We make them in house with a maple wood handle, moose leather drum head stuffed with raw sheep’s wool and tied off with sinew.  You know that age old community problem of your drum head flying off in the middle of a ceremony / performance… well, we have a secret, and guarantee that our heads will never fly off!!  lol  They vary in length, but average about 14″ to 15″ long.
    Mostly Sugar Maple, but also can include Black Cherry, or Silver Birch.
    Now available in several colours!!
  • Fluffy Hand Drum Sticks

    27$ US
    Fluffy drum sticks (16″ long)