We Are Retired!
Thank you all of Our Wonderful Customers
It Has Been an Honor
to Share Our Drums with You
NATIVE AMERICAN HAND DRUMS
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM MAKER: AUTHENTIC NATIVE DRUMS
ALL BUILT FROM RECYCLED LUMBER: NO NEW TREES CUT
SIZES & PRICES
All Drums Come with a
FREE DRUM STICK
No More Drums.
King's Pine, Plains, Cedar
All edges, top and bottom, are rounded and sanded smooth to prevent any tearing of hide.
All lacing comes from the same rawhide which allows the head and lacing to expand and contract at same rate.
Multiple lacing pattern holds the drum head securely in place to prevent slippage from ever happening.
Keith builds each frame individually in his shop. The Drum People DO NOT use
pre-fabricated drum hulls made by some unknown big company.
All Drum Heads and Laces from Organically Tanned Rawhide. Keith pulls the rawhide drum head tight so that head will never slip.
HOW KEITH LITTLE BADGER MAKES YOUR HAND DRUM
All of our Authentic Native American Hand Drums are custom built.
WE ARE NOT A FACTORY!
Keith Little Badger is a Native American Third Generation Drum Maker.
He cuts wood from downed trees.
No new trees die.
Every Hand Drum Frame built by Keith
He cuts each piece of wood 6 times (2 Height, 2 Width and 2 to for the Angles).
Once assembled, he takes the time to sand the drum hulls to a smooth Sacred Circle.
The top and bottom edges are routed and sanded smooth
to prevent any tear or strain on the rawhide.
He puts 3 coats of finish on the wood to preserve it from humidity
From the entire Bull hide, he cuts a circle and uses his Grandfather's old hole press.
He hand cuts the laces from the same rawhide .
He soaks, laces and stretches the rawhide tight so it will not sing flat.
Each drum is air dried.
AND YOU HAVE YOUR CUSTOM NATIVE AMERICAN HAND DRUM!
The Drum People Share Native American Drums to Support Many Causes
Keith Little Badger has participated in Powwow Grand Entries with our Veterans and Played Native American Powwow Drums with many groups celebrating our Veterans
The Drum People were always happy to lend their drums. Here Northern Star Singers from Canada borrow Little Badger Hand Drums to Sing at Native American Powwow in Vero Beach, Florida
Keith Little Badger with Thunder, a Rescued American Bald Eagle. The Drum People Volunteered at Wild Life Rescue Center in Florida. Cheryl Helped Raise Money at Powwows selling Rawhide Bones. Cheryl says "Baby Owls can bite. Wear Gloves!"
Horses on White Horse Rescue Ranch Respond to Little Badger Hand Drum. Leather Bag custom made by Cheryl of The Drum People
Huntington, WV Governor urged citizens to take responsibility for the environment on an Earth Day observance. He said: "Helping the environment doesn't take a great deal of effort, but it takes participation from all of us". Tina C. plays Little Badger Hand Drum to support conservation and recycling.
Kids Learn a little bit about Native Culture while Playing Powwow Drum in Vending Tent of The Drum People
Here's What Some of Our Customers say about The Drum People
Thank you SO much for this amazing drum! I have been looking for years, and nothing has felt right for me. When I found your site and talked with you, I knew it would be a good match for me. The drum is amazing, the sound quality perfect! The bag is so well made and beautiful. It is so apparent on every level, the passion and craftsmanship that goes into the creation and placement of this drums. I am thrilled! I got exactly what I was in search of! Spirit has truly provided in a wonderful way! Diane Sohn
HEARD MY DRUM and RECEIVED VERY SAME DRUM!
I am so happy with my new drum! The process was great too - I needed a drum quickly, but wanted to make sure it was the right one, since it will be used for sacred ritual... Cheryl played me a couple over the phone so I could hear their tones, which was so helpful. Then she shipped mine out to me so fast! And it’s even better than I had imagined. I love the dark color of the hide, the quality of craftsmanship is excellent, even the drum beater is gorgeous. Beautiful sound, too. Also really appreciate how they tan the hides naturally, use only fallen trees for the frames, etc. So glad I found The Drum People! Kate Winter
FINALLY FOUND MY DRUM!
The drum sings beautifully—it has a perfect “voice” for me and I loved it instantly. It is truly a work of art and magnificent craftsmanship—-the wood, the beautiful hide with its natural variations in shade and color. I cannot stop looking at it, holding it, playing it and looking at it some more. Keith, this is a truly magnificent work of art. It is heartbreaking that when artists like you retire, there won’t be anyone of that caliber to replace the loss. Elizabeth Ivany, California
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Cheryl, it was a pleasure to speak with and have your assistance and knowledge in selecting a drum. My wife loved it beyond explanation and I’m sure it will be loved and cherished in her spiritual journey. The craftsmanship of Little Badger is unmistakable in his construction of the drum. My humble Thanks and appreciation./John McMillan
AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN MADE DRUMS
Keith Little Badger is in full compliance with The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. This Act protects Native American Artisans. All products must be marketed truthfully regarding the Indian heritage and tribal affiliation of the producers, so as not to mislead the consumer.