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348. Jean Anne Allen - 2013-01-22 18:20:48 My drum is magic, it simply sings when I play it. When it arrived I found myself sitting on the floor with the drum tucked under my chin like a violin playing for over an hour. It is so completely amazing and every time I pick it up it reminds me it is alive. I took it to a drumming circle and the lady next to me asked if she could play it. She hit it one time and before I knew it, she too had it tucked under her chin to play. Itís so alive it feels electronic, and the vibrations just flow through the body. I could not be happier with it. Thank you. I have tried to post the above review but your security code wonít let me! I tried several times typing in the numbers but it rejected every try. Please feel free to post the review for me. I love my drum!! 347. Azima Lila Forest - 2013-01-17 23:04:50 Well, the drum is excellent, as my friends told me it would be, and the service! I had to buy the drum in installments, and Cheryl put my drum away for me, remembered who I was each time I called to authorize a payment, and shipped it immediately when I completed payment. Now Iím gonna look at the rattles! ;-) 346. Linda -Stonetalker - 2013-01-15 05:37:23 I stumbled upon your website after ordering a drum with your makers mark. I am glad I have the opportunity to experience your craft and am sorry I didnít find your site before hand. Maybe my next purchase will be direct. I have my eye on the cottonwood. 345. Laura - 2013-01-06 21:04:59 lovely site, beautiful drums, thank you. Yurok Girl 344. Mike De Angelis - 2012-12-12 19:58:07 To the young lady that sounded the drums for me yesterday, THANK YOU. You helped me make my choice because of the tones. PS tried the email addy, was a no go...... Sorry 343. Carol Ewer - 2012-12-10 22:19:39 I just received my drum and it is an honor. I could feel the spirit of the maker and his songs will sing as it is played. The receiving was such a gift, I promptly ordered another drum. Thank you and many blessings, Keith and Cheryl 342. Reneeí Mc - 2012-12-09 10:05:20 Thank You Cheryl and Keith! My new cottonwood Drum and bag are perfect, everything Iíd hoped for. It gives much such joy to play it. The sage and blessings are much appreciated. Blessings to You. 341. Pat Sullivan - 2012-12-04 05:58:48 I spoke with Cheryl late last week. We exchanged a couple of emails, had a phone conversation and I now have a wonderful drum bag that is exactly what I was looking for. TheDrumPeople are highly recommended! 340. Claudia Scott - 2012-11-30 20:06:32 Just received my 14Ē cedar drum Ė it looks, feels and sounds beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the love and care that went into the making! I looked for years for this drum, and am so glad that I was patient in order to receive the right one. It definitely resonates with oceans of love and light! 339. Bill White - 2012-11-26 21:37:29 WOW ~ I looked for a couple years for a drum, in person and online. Nothing quite felt "this one". I found The Drum People online and this was it. Keithís work in this cedar drum is So beautiful and the sound resonates true inside~~ Thank you for your craft and care. I know it will be ALOHA in journey and healing. Thank you ~ Bill White 338. sanjay - 2012-11-23 10:52:10 Yours is a very useful site . We at http://www.chennaiblossoms.com/ want to get affiliated to you. 337. Cherie Watson - 2012-11-21 15:47:08 Cheryl! I ran across your piece in the Alumni story section and I was so happy to see the photo of you and Keith. Iím sending you warm, happy vibes today. Youíve always inspired me and I hope life is treating you well--it seems as though it is. Big hug! c. 336. Sarah Morris - 2012-11-02 21:23:49 WOW!!!! No words can express how wonderful my new drum and bag are! I am soooo pleased! Beautiful cedar drum, sounds amazing and I immediately felt its resonance in my belly! The bag is just superb, well worth the extra money for the padded version, love the tassels, love the beadwork on the beater , love the fabric. Canít thank you both enough xxx 335. Paula & Erik - 2012-11-01 01:23:37 We are so pleased with the 30" pow wow drum and the newest addition to our family....the 14"cedar hand drum. Cheryl and Keith bless you both for being the wonderful people you are. We will be sending new customers your way as we believe in your product 100%. Again Thank you and many blessings. 334. keith - 2012-10-19 01:11:12 I just received my cedar 14" drum. Its just wonderful what fine workmanship! I received it in two days and working with Cheryl and Keith was also perfect. I also ordered some sage with it and smudged the Drum and my house and me and played it. We are connected now. thank you so much I highly recommend the Drum people to anyone. 333. Ben - 2012-10-18 20:17:13 Thanks so much for the masterpiece that you have both created. I am very pleased with the 30 inch Pow Wow drum!!! Your craftsmenship shows dedication From your spirits. I am blessed to have this drum & know that it will be a conversation piece for years to come. Thank you Kieth & Cheryl for sharing your gifts to those who buy from you & support your cause. October 16th 2012. 332. Chuck Mauter - 2012-10-15 17:03:23 Wow-beautiful, custom designed drum bag I could not be happier with it. Thank you so very much for your quality and prompt service. This was better than I imagined. 331. Elisavet Halika - 2012-10-10 06:39:11 Thank you Cheryl for my beautifully painted drum. The quality is excellent and the energy of the drum is even better. I will treasure it. 330. BOB COLEMAN - 2012-09-25 17:52:59 WHOW!!! What a beautiful instument!! The quality of workmanship and love that went into the birth of this drum is outstanding!!!I am new to Native American Hand Drums, but have always admired the soul and sound. This drum is waiting for me to bring out its full spirit and soul. My cat is fascinated by the sound.My cat is a Maine Coon cat and her name is "Mika" which is Sioux for "intelligent raccoon." Why I mention this is that most animals would be frightened by these sounds, but she as well as I see something special in this drum. THANK YOU!!! 329. Kate Winter - 2012-09-13 16:03:40 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 itís 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! 328. Theresa W - 2012-09-08 19:24:11 If this were Japan, Keith Little Badger would be a "Living National Treasure" as a preserver of an intangible cultural property, namely crafting drums in the Native American tradition. His drums are true works of art requiring spiritual inspiration to achieve. My drum is not only beautiful, but resonates with a power that speaks to my heart. I was genuinely surprised that it matches me so well even though I did not personally select it, but allowed Cheryl to make the choice via a phone conversation. The entire process was easy and seamless. I received my 14" cedar drum in two days and now I can participate in a drum circle with my own instrument. Thank you. 327. Nancy Thomas - 2012-08-24 00:03:42 I wanted to thank you for your courtesy and super quick shipping. But most of all for this beautifully made hand drum. Itís depth and resonance are amazing 326. Jackie Fun - 2012-08-12 01:44:26 Over the past year I have purchased three drums from Cheryl and Keith. The 16" Cedar was a gift for a friend. A 16" and a 14" Cottonwood are mine. All I can say is Thank you....I am filled with gratitude each and every time I play these drums. They are beautiful and full of life. I am honored to have these drums in my care. Cheryl and Kieth are really good people. Donít be afraid to order from them, they will work with you. By the way, the padded drumsticks are awesome! All the best to both of you. and again, Thank you. 325. Victor - 2012-08-05 15:32:52 Nice Site. We at indiaflowerplaza want to get affiliated to you. 324. Erroll - 2012-08-01 04:54:49 If you want a drum that comes ready for use in sacred ceremony, then youíve found the place to get one. Over the past year, I have purchased 3 from Keith and Cheryl; two 18" lodge drums and a 28" pow wow drum (a lodge drum for me and the others for wopila). I never dreamed of purchasing so many drums, but after taking my first one into ceremony and experiencing it "coming to life" on sacred ground, its amazing tonal quality and exquisit beauty and craftsmanship, I knew right away these drums are special and suitable for some very special gifts I had been considering. Recently, I had Cheryl make a padded drum case for my lodge drum. Itís more beautiful than I imagined it would be! These are good people doing their work in a sacred way to help all of us as we walk our spirit paths, so lets support them in their work; buy a drum now. 323. Hazel Blumberg-McKee - 2012-07-31 21:53:55 I happened upon your Web page, and it left me breathless. What incredible beauty! What hard work! Astonishingly gorgeous drums, drum bags, drumsticks. 322. Jillian - 2012-07-26 17:13:47 We brought from you a couple of years ago a pow wow drum, we have now given it to our Lakota Family to use. It is a wonderfull drum we couldnít be more pleased and know our family will have many good times as they drum and we sing. 321. Rachel - 2012-07-18 15:27:07 I love my cedar drum, it has amazing sound and feels so real. Very well made too. Everyone I have shown it to is impressed with the craftmanship and sound quality. I also got a 14 inch for my son to play and all the kids love it too. A great way to help children connect! 320. Debra B. - 2012-07-14 02:55:24 Received my drum today. It is amazing and has an awesome sound. Actually it sounds exactly as I thought it would. It is music to my heart and soul. I plan on using it for personal mediation in my own way. The first thing I did was lightly rub my hand over it and instantly connected to it. It felt good, the same joy I feel when I see seeds sprout for the first time in spring. Thank you so much. I too, though not as often, walk the roads picking up others trash....and look at it as cleaning the earth I was blessed to walk on. My drum is helping complete the person I am suppose to be. Many blessings...Deb 319. Pauline - 2012-07-06 19:06:33 My drum arrived yesterday and I am over the moon. It is beautifully handcrafted and sounds fantastic. Thank you Drum people for making such a wonderful drum and looking after the environment in the process. 318. Joyce - 2012-07-04 16:17:46 I just received my hand drum yesterday and canít stop drumming! I just love it. It is very well made, sounds great and makes me feel so good. Thank you so much Keith and Cheryl for taking such good care of me. 317. Ron Long - 2012-06-23 21:47:27 I just received my eighteen inch ceder lodge drum. It is a beautiful work of art with wonderful energy. The sound is fantastic. I look forward to playing it for many years. Thank you for the love and care you use to make each drum. 316. Donell M. LongWe - 2012-06-23 03:59:02 I love my new drum. It is beautiful and the sound is wonderful. I feel blessed to have in my possession such an incredible instrument. The maker is truly a gifted person, it has great energy. I love that no trees died to make this drum. I love that The Drum People are a green company. I will play this drum with Thanksgiving and Love and Healing prayers. Thank You Keith and Cheryl for the work that you do. Light and Love, Donell Long 315. Linda Clark - 2012-06-22 01:16:31 I just got our new drum and it is absolutely beautiful! We were so excited to finally get it - the shipping was immediate and we got it in 3 days. It sounds so beautiful. It is a piece of art and living. I dedicated it to the Lord and it will be used to worship the King of Kings across the New England region and the nation. I canít wait to order our larger Unity Drum. Thank you so much. You are a true artist and craftsman. 314. Linda Ponder - 2012-06-13 22:07:40 Thank you. Thank-you. The drumbag is beautiful. It will make my life easier and the colors are beati ful. I am very I pressed and I would highly recommend u to anyone who needs a bag to keep their lives in It really makes a statement and brightens up my room also. Thank-you. Thank-you. Thank -you. Linda Ponder. From Cedar Rapids. Iowa. 313. Monica Smith - 2012-06-10 23:02:02 I purchased a 16" hand drum and absolutely LOVE it. It is so well made and has a beautiful energetic feel to it. How wonderful and gratifying to purchase something made in a traditional way and also to support people who care about their heritage and the environment. Peace and blessings to Keith and Cheryl. 312. Jan Landers - 2012-06-07 21:41:38 I received my 14" Plains Style Drum today and I love it...it has a beautiful tone that goes straight to the heart. As i carefully unwrapped it, I cried tears of joy and gratitude. Thank you, Keith and Cheryl, for this beautiful drum and for all that you are doing for our planet...I am honored to own one of your creations. Infinite Blessings, Jan 311. Liz Lytle - 2012-06-02 07:47:36 I received my drum yesterday and LOVE it, it is very well made and has excellent tone. You can really tell the difference in something mass produced and made with care and consideration. I will certainly suggest you to my drum circles. I wish you continued success in your business. Blessings, Liz Lytle 310. Gregg W. - 2012-05-30 21:35:02 Hello Drum People! I received my wonderful 14" river recovered cedar drum last night. It is very well made, and has great energy. I am new to drumming, but so excited to have a handcrafted drum by people who care about the environment and the spirit world. Thank you for the quick and friendly service! Blessings and light to all, Gregg 309. Daniel S Duffy - 2012-05-21 23:04:17 Today came in the mail a 16" spirit drum. Sent to me by my daughter who is a wonder to our world. Waking the spirit drum is stil in progress and the drum seems to want to be by my person at this point so I have by my side when not caressing and singing together. Today at this time this drum is awake and calling to me so Im gonna go. Just wanted to tell you this spirit drum has a family and I promise to see to all needs and care. Thank you for bringing this drum into our lives. Dan Duffy 308. George Pinder (Little Red Hawk - 2012-05-17 04:22:11 I got my 26" Pow Wow Drum 5-3-12,and have been thinking of just the right words to discribe my GREAT new Drum.I haven`t been able to think of the word that best discribe how I feel so I`m just gonna say what comes to my heart. My Drum is absolutly above and beyond my exspectations. I Love It.When I say it`s the best I`ve ever seen or heard.That`s the Understatement of the Year. But its true.I`m Native American and been to many Pow Wow`s. And never have I seen a Drum So Beautiful and well built.Plus the way it sings to me is so harmonious its mindblowing.I have several hand Drums and its been quit humid here lately,( which can effect a Drums sound) And Little Badger`s Drum is the only Drum that has not been effected by the humid air. All of my other Drums have failed and 1 has become so loose I can`t even play it.Little Badger`s Drum is one of Exceptional Quality.I tell you that when you reach The Drum People`s web site your search for shopping around has come to an end. There is no need to search any further. For you have found the Right People to build you a Fantastic Drum. Little Badger and Talking Bird Pray over their Drum and that in itself is Special to me.They take Great care of you also.( Very kind and friendly)But all the proof is in the pudding and may I say that ,I really enjoy this flavor it`s like no other I`ve tasted.Little Badger has been given a Great Gift.I feel so fortunate to To have come accross a man with such outstanding craftmanship. So when I say you can TRUST these people to build you a Drum or Drum Bag or Paint your Drum. I stake my LIFE on it.I`m so pleased that I`m buying another one next week.And I am looking forward to it.No need to worry about their quality.It`s out of this world.Little Badger& Talking Bird are real down to earth people.They care about their crafts and take great care of you,with their Great Gift and Prices. I know that this is a bit long but I really couldn`t say how good I feel with just a few words.With all this said buy from The Drum People, the Careing People.Feel free to e-mail me at You Both Little Bagder and Talking Bird Your the Best. Little Red Hawk 307. Irene Martinez - 2012-05-10 14:53:51 I received my hand drum and drum bag yesterday, just two days after ordering them. I am beyond pleased. Both the drum and bag surpassed my expectations. The photos on the web site do not do these works of art justice. Thank you Drum People! 306. Betty Clark - 2012-04-24 22:27:29 i just recieved my drum last night and I love it. Itís beautiful and has the best sound. It arrived quickly and it was even better than I expected. Betty 305. Kerry Good - 2012-04-12 22:13:13 My blessed drum came today and it sings warmly. Thank You and God Bless. Chickenhawk 304. Patricia Moger - 2012-03-04 03:38:41 Just reading about you and how you make your drums, what drum making means to you, that you pray while you make them, I know that my drum will come from you and nowhere else. Blessings rain down. 303. Tim Pennington (Eagle Heart) - 2012-01-26 02:01:49 I just recieved a 16 inch plains style drum and could not believe the quality and craftsmanship that was put into these affordable drums. Saving money for ceremonial drum. May God Bless You 302. Greg Smith - 2012-01-05 05:32:18 I have enjoyed my hand drum more than I can ever express to you! May the Great Spirit bless every step of the Red Path for you this year. 301. Diane - 2011-12-28 05:14:33 I received my 18" frame drum for my Christmas gift from my boyfriend. I liked what I read on your website. I was impressed and am also impressed with my new drum. It is beautiful and the wonderful voice of my new drum keeps me grounded with the Earth. Thank you so much! Blessings to you! 300. Walter Echols - 2011-11-24 13:18:43 I recently received my new drum. It is beautiful and sounds fantastic. I took it to a pipe ceremony and received several complements. I could not be happier with my purchase! 299. LeRoy Lowell - 2011-10-21 21:48:54 Loves your site, will bookmark it and be back when I can spend some money. 298. MR Williams - 2011-10-15 20:33:27 I am impressed and would recommend this website and its products to anyone. 297. Louise Nick - 2011-09-01 05:36:35 Hello Cheryl and Keith, I am sorry to have taken so long with sending you some feedback on the drum and bag. The drum is beautifully made and exactly how I pictured it. It has a WONDERFUL sound that really resonates with me. I use it daily for my own healing, and I am also using it in my healing work with others. The drum bag is also very beautiful, and the workmanship is excellent. The love and attention to detail, as well as the reverence for the earth with which the items are made show through in your final products. Thank you. Sincerely, Louise Nick 296. Dorothy Crocker - 2011-07-11 18:25:48 Keith and Cheryl, at the age of 55 Iím trying to begin to learn the tradition and culture of my ancestors. My husband and I attended our first Gathering of the Tsalagi Nvdagi last October. I did not think that my husband was really paying that much attention to what was going on as I was very busy helping to be sure that the Gathering was running smoothly. (Our District was hosting the Gathering) What a shocking surprise to me when at Christmas he gifted me with one of Keithís beautiful Cedar Hand Drums, and one of Cherylís Drum Bags in my favorite color. I had not used my drum until this weekend, until I could get with my District Chief and others in our District as we are trying to form a Drumming Circle. I wanted to be sure that I honored my drum properly, I am so pleased and amazed at the sound an quality of my drum as are the other members of our Circle. Thank you, both for a lifetime of commitment to the Native traditions and culture. Wado, Dorothy Crocker 295. Nancy McQuarrie - 2011-06-27 01:27:43 I just wanted to pass on to you, Cheryl & Keith, how happy I am with my inipi (sweat lodge) drum. Last weekend my husband and two others did vision quests (hanblecha) and my new drum was great. I drummed in inipi for a 2 door lodge on the first day and then that evening I drummed for the people on the hill. The next day I drummed in inipi for a 2 door lodge and then for a 4 door lodge. Also drummed in the morning and evening for the people on the hill. Then on the 3rd day drummed in the morning and evening for the people on the hill and then on the 4th day when we brought them off the hill I used the drum in a 2 door lodge. Also, drummed in the morning for the people on the hill. My drum was so great and sounded so good. I received many compliments on the sound and the fact that it sounded good even on the last day after much use. Thank you for all that you do and your great drums. This is our 4th drum from you all and we love them all! 294. patti wallace - 2011-06-15 21:45:01 to my new found friends,Keith and Cheryl;I recieved my Drum yesterday. I am still crying, real tears of joy.My Drum will be very loved and respected. I named the Drum Talking Bear.I will always try to bring Peace, Love, and Joy to others when with the Drum. Thank You for your beautiful gift of Drum making. Your Friend Patti Wallace Homer ,Alaska 293. Siksiíksskin Ksikkihkini - 2011-05-19 16:26:51 Iíve been studying drum makers on the web for over a year now and while others are very nice, yours appear to be the best from what I can see on a website. Now I will have to buy one to verify my assertion. 292. Laura L - 2011-05-17 16:50:23 Played my new Lodge Drum in its first Lodge this past Saturday and WOW - did it sing!! I canít describe the sounds that came from it. It carried us all away. Thank you so much for this spirit-filled work of art. 291. Carolynn - 2011-05-14 01:39:52 Cheryl & Keith, I just received my sweat lodge drum this evening. How beautiful the two of you are working together with such tlc and respect! I was surprised to receive it so much sooner than I expected. The whole experience was enveloped in warmth and care, down to the last detail. The sensitivity about the sacredness of the drum is very important to me and a deciding factor. I was pleased to see instructions about how to show respect for that sacredness. The drum, drumstick and custom made bag are exquisitely made. Thank you so much! I will treasure this drum forever! 290. Lyndall Sargent - 2011-05-09 05:06:12 Hey checked out your website and love what you are up to!! We would like to share what we are doing at SingingEagleRecords.com as well.Janny Grein & Lyndall Sargent have released their newest CD "In The Moment The Journey Begins". Joining together through the Spirit and by technology, we release this beautifully woven tapestry of our Creatorís love into each one it touches. Where it lands, it will bring peace, harmony, healing life, and love. It rides the wind of His breath..as you listen..get on the back of the wind..and ride... 289. Jacque Upshaw - 2011-05-02 18:28:22 I was so excited to recieve my drum, it was beautiful the sound was piercing, this is a drum Iím truly so proud of, you do great work, Thank you! Jacque Upshaw 288. Debra Weisenburger Lipetz - 2011-05-02 17:08:50 My mother, at age 84, picked up a makeshift drum and began chanting in what sounded like native tongue and did a healing for my sister with this makeshift drum. When finished, my mother sat down, eyes watering and looked at my sister and I, all of us emotionally shocked. I said to my mother, "You have done this before." My mother sat at the edge of her chair and whispered, " I most certainly have, but not in this lifetime." Having no known, or "official" native background, I sought an authentic native drum maker to make a drum for my mother and fortunately, found Keith. Keithís cedar drum has become much more than just a simple drum instrument. It is a sacred and beautiful tool integrating the past and present as my mother slowly merges from aging dementia. Her cognitive abilities are returning and she is increasingly empowered through her drumming and healing. We can see our mother returning daily. Words cannot convey or express our deepest gratitude for Keithís traditional, and to us, deeply sacred, traditional native drum making. Thank you!! 287. Mary Jelley - 2011-04-29 22:32:28 As the proud keeper of a drum by Keith as well as a bag to preserve it by Cheryl I am delighted to advise one and all that if you crave these products created by talented, thoughtful and honest people look no further. 286. Cosette - 2011-04-28 23:53:23 Cheryl, I love my new flute bag! It is, as always, a beautiful work of art. The flutes that I will travel with love it too. They will be safe & happy, protected by that warm layer of fleece. Iím beginning to have a lovely little collection of wonders by Keith & Cheryl ... two magical drums, two drum bags and now this! How blessed I feel. Thank you. 285. Bill, Harwich, MA - 2011-04-02 20:50:22 I bought the 16" cedar hand drum a couple of months ago. I love it. I canít wait to use it this Spring/Summer/Fall drumming down the sun at the seaside. 284. debbie - 2011-04-01 03:41:33 I received my hand Drum. It is a beautiful piece of art. What a gift with a beautiful sound. I couldnt be more pleased with the lovely phone conversation, very quick shipment and safe arrival. It will be treasured. Thank you. 283. Andi in Virginia - 2011-03-30 18:35:11 I purchased the 14in Plains Style Pine Drum over the phone and within minutes got the email confirming shipping. The drum arrived earlier than expected in perfect condition with a lovely tone. Thank you for your service that goes into making and offering the drum. I used it that weekend to help some folks and have used it since. It was exactly what was needed and will be used again and again. I hope to return to your store in the future for your beautiful bags. I have recommended your drums and goods to friends. Thank you, Andi 282. Barbara Simmons - 2011-03-26 22:56:40 I love anything Indian. Jewelry, clothing, designs, culture. 281. dana june izzy - 2011-03-21 01:18:10 love your drums keith thay sound great need a good hand drum 280. Samantha - 2011-03-08 16:57:58 Keith and Cheryl - My beautiful new cottonwood 14" handdrum arrived yesterday and it is more amazing than I even anticipated. After warming it from its trek through our cold Pennsylvania weather, I felt compelled just to hold it against myself to feel its energy and welcome it home. It pulses with its own life-force. And drumming on it? The sound is more incredible, spiritual and healing than I ever could hear and feel when Cheryl was kind enough to play it for me over the phone. Drumming on this drum transports me to another place. (And speaking of the journey, the drum was incredibly well packaged for its trip. Thank you so much for that!). This drum exhibits gorgeous, incredible workmanship and so much more. Thank you so much, Keith, for sharing your gift. Your own spirit and energy that you put into this drum is readily apparent. The drum is so expertly built with attention to every detail that turning it over and looking at it from underneath and from the sides is powerful, too! And your name and feather on the side supplies the finishing touch. There really is no more that I can say to Keith and Cheryl except "thank you." In gratitude, peace and light, Samantha 279. Polly Boston, MA - 2011-02-26 01:07:46 The 16 inch cedar hand drum is magnificentm snells good too. The sound is full and mesmerizing. I appreciate the craftsmanship, consciousness, and reverence that goes into creating this drum to connect to higher consciousness. I played my drum for an hour tonight it was my first experience drumming and followed the Sacred Drumming CD by Steven Ash. The purpose for my purchase was two fold. First I have a lack of rhythm and vibration sense which makes it difficult for me to play my flute with others and secondly I felt I needed drum medicine to uplift my spirit. This drum is easy to hold due to the design and doesnít make my fingers stiffen or ache. I chose drumpeople for my drum because of their authenticity and respect for environment. Mostly I resonated with their message. I have identified some drum circles in my area to begin my drumming journey. Thank you for this wonderful gift. 278. David/New York City - 2011-02-24 02:20:26 I purchased the limited edition 16inch cottonwood drum. The earthy tanned cow drum head is beautiful and expertly wrapped around a cottonwood frame. It is simply beautiful!! One canít help but be in gratitude for the gift that the tree people and animal kingdom has bestowed us with. The drum is the is the epitome of great craftsmanship. It embodies the spirit of the native american shamanic traditions and the power to take one through the portals of time. I bow in honor of Keith Little Badgerís gift and will revere his gift for years to come. 277. Madeline - 2011-02-19 20:16:33 Dear Cheryl & Keith, I ABSOLUTELY love my cedar hand drum! It is beautifully made & I can tell it was made with a lot of love & spirit. It makes divine music! It will be cherished by me & my family always. Thank you for your wonderful & prompt service, your patience & kindness. We thank you for helping to protect Mother Earth. We will recommend you to everyone we know! Many blessings to you & all at The Drum People. Madeline 276. Lynn - 2011-02-19 18:47:55 Your drums have helped make an impact on two very special women in my life. One is about to receive her own drum (she has played mine previously), the other has received two, and she uses them almost every day. I spent a great deal of time researching sites to find a drum, and kept coming back to your site. You are truly unique and conscientious ... thank you ^_^ 275. Mucee Míuckwa - 2011-02-15 01:03:42 Wonderful informative site. Meegwitch 274. Jackie Lynch - 2011-02-14 21:36:12 I received the drum stick today and it is perfect. The service was courteous and the shipping was quick; could not ask for any better. Thank you, Jackie in Michigan 273. Stephen - 2011-02-12 19:10:05 Dear Cheryl and Keith, Thank you from my heart to yours. I received my drum yesterday and my whole family was extremely excited. It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for taking care of us in a good way. My little three year old has been listening to the drum of the sweat lodge since before he was born. When he saw the drum he got so excited and begged to play it. As he stood there beating the drum he looked up at me and said, "I love it, I be your drum man in the sweat." Thanks for helping create this wonderful experience. May you both be blessed in a good way. Stephen (White Wolf) 272. Gina - 2011-02-12 13:33:51 Dear Cheryl and Keith, With four of your spiritual drums in my family (here in VA and Ohio) we cannot thank you enough for creating these healing tools. We drum every day and find peace in their wonderful, rich vibrations. This summer we lovingly created a sacred ceremony to return our noble dog Sporty to the earth; we carried him from VA back to Ohio where his life began many years ago and each participated in honoring him. We carried and played a plains drum and a cedar drum....thank you for your parts in our lives and in helping others peacefully cross over. With much love and appreciation, Gina 271. Richard - 2011-02-09 02:01:32 Hi Cheryl and Keith, Brrrr, chilly here in Colorado. The UPS man delivered my new, 16 inch river cedar drum today in perfect condition, and you did a really nice job on the packing. I warmed it up in some blankets to welcome it into my home from our cold, winter weather outside. Itís beautiful! I am surprised at how loud it can be. You are right--the directions you give for holding it are the most comfortable and sound the best too. I love how you can feel it resonate right down into you. I can see the different thicknesses in the rawhide around the top--very neat finding all the different tones around the various places on the drum head. Cheryl, the beater is excellent--very light, and just the right thickness in the handle to hold comfortably and get different tones, depending on the angle and how hard you beat. Keith, you built an outstanding drum. I can tell by looking at it how much care you put into creating these and it is a tribute to your craftsmanship, something sadly disappearing in our modern world. The rawhide lacing and cedar frame are strong and solid--I can feel both your spirits when I play it. Your name and feather design on the frame are a nice touch. As you can tell, I like this drum. So happy to have found you both and made this connection. Thanks for the great service and personal attention. Best wishes for the coming year! Richard in Colorado 270. SiouxWoman - 2011-02-07 03:04:38 HO! LOVE your wares....planning on making a purchase soon! Much sweetness~ SiouxWoman 269. Black Fox Kindred - 2011-01-25 17:19:03 What a wonderful service you provide. Black Fox 268. Catherine Summers - 2011-01-22 05:51:39 Received my 16Ē cedar hand drum in November and ordered a custom bag immediately after. The drum continues to amaze me - such beauty of craftsmanship and so much to say in a single beat. The custom drum bag is beautiful, expressive, and a joy to experience. They deserve each other. Thank you both for such spirited work and the pleasure of doing business with you. 267. Julie Martz - 2010-12-31 15:15:20 Boozhoo Cheryl and Keith! Received our Grandfather drums (3) within two days of shipping. Husband, Dean, caught the mail that day and hasnt stopped smiling since. We are honored to have our drums knowing where they came from and the beautiful music we share with others now as well as our private times. Miigwetch Cheryl for giving your time to talk with me on the phone making this a more personal experience. We are forever blessed. Stop in whenever your in Manistee, MI. Aho! Julie Martz. 266. Denis Searching Wolf Ledoux - 2010-12-17 23:09:41 Cheryl and Keith I thank you for my cedar drum, arrived safe in its wrapping, a beautiful drum. 265. Betty & Steve - 2010-12-08 15:33:13 We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessing New Year! We Luv Yaís 264. Larry Crocker - 2010-11-19 21:10:50 Cheryl; The drum and drum bag came in today and they both are great. You must have really worked hard to get it here as quick as you did. Thank you very much. Tell Keith thanks for his hard work as well. I am sure my wife is going to love it. Larry (East Texas Choctaw married to Oklahoma Cherokee) 263. Joel Doss - 2010-11-13 04:23:20 It was very nice talking to you both. I felt at home spending time with the two of you when I was far from my own. Both of you and your friends will be in my memories. Thank you Joel Doss Fort Wayne, IN 262. isa soler - 2010-11-13 00:22:25 hi, just received my cedar hand drum. itís soooo beautiful. i can feel the integrity and love that it was made with. thanks. i 261. Lou Pignolet - 2010-11-12 16:05:42 I purchased a gourd rattle and it arrived quickly and is exactly as described and exactly what I wanted. I was impressed by the friendly service and description of the rattle, including its sound over the phone. Thanks. 260. Frank - 2010-11-04 02:59:32 Cheryl and Keith, Thank you for prompt response to my order, and answering all the questions. After getting to know the drum for a few weeks, I am amazed. It is a work of art and sings beautifully. Thank you, Frank, Boise Idaho 259. Kay Allen - 2010-10-27 21:16:29 Cheryl, greetings from a former SIU Inst Research colleague. Was so surprised to find you on the "web" - have often wondered what direction you took after leaving SIU & Carbondale. I left the Budget Office in 2001 and moved to Boise, Idaho where my daughter Robin is an Assoc Prof of Social Work at Boise State University. Kay Allen 258. Terry Hackett - 2010-10-19 19:09:32 Dear Keith and Cheryl, I just received my drum bag for my hand drum. Cheryl, this bag is absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job and I could not be more pleased. On top of that, the bag was delivered much sooner than expected. The entire process of ordering the bag has been a very positive one. From discussing the specifications with you over the phone, the timeliness of delivery and then the quality and beauty of the bag itself. Thank you so much and may Creatorís blessings continue to fall on you. 257. Merl & Janet - 2010-10-13 12:00:31 Hi Cheryl and Keith, Sorry for not writing, but things were busy. It was a great pleasure to visit with you both. Janet truly loves the drum. I have decided on some artwork to put on it, maybe over the winter. Hope to visit you again. Merl and Janet 256. Linda - 2010-10-12 16:25:09 Dear Keith and Cheryl, I am sorry I am a little late responding to the receipt of the beautiful Pipe you made. It was a special birthday gift for a very dear friend of many years. He also expresses his thanks and appreciation of its beauty. I enjoyed talking to you when I ordered the Pipe and your commitment to our Earth is commendable. Keep up the great work and I hope to someday order a Pipe for myself. Peace and love - Linda 255. Tim Thompson - 2010-10-06 16:16:52 I just got my drum. Itís beautiful and sounds amazing! Thank you so much for spending the time on the phone with me as I picked out my drum. This one really sings to me. We are a match! Keith, Cheryl. You two are amazing and I feel tremendous gratitude for the drum. A-HO! 254. Drude Clark - 2010-10-02 21:48:18 Dear Drum People, Cheryl and Keith... First, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you personally, Cheryl. To have the benefit of your generous knowledge and sincere help felt like a blessing. I LOVE the beater and feel that it is made with sincerity. I received it very quickly, and wonderfully packed for its journey to me. THANK YOU. 253. Anne Rolls - 2010-09-24 17:29:31 Cheryl and Keith, My gorgeous Powwow drum arrived yesterday. My husband, who plays in the US Army Fife and Drum Corps (and who has heard top-notch suspension drums his whole professional life), helped me open the box..and before I could touch the stick, HE began to drum...seriously drum...he was struck by the depth of the tone, by the overtones we could hear, and by the artistry of the drum-maker. I was struck by my classically-trained-flutist-husbandís thrill with the soul of this drum. So, he drummed and I sang an Omaha tune I know. My students are going to be beside themselves with excitement when I take it in next week. The kids and I will use this drum with respect and love all year, every year, and I will keep it at home with ME on breaks to take care of it and play for myself. Thank you for making it more affordable for us, too. I didnít expect that... I LOVED getting to know Cheryl a bit, as a bonus for this purchase, too. May you both be blessed for the work you do... 252. Jean Brosius - 2010-09-20 17:44:38 Dear Keith and Cheryl, It was a delight speaking with you both. Keith, you were so helpful with my drum selection, a 14" cedar hand drum. I was so pleased that you took 30 minutes from your day to share the ins and outs of drum construction, rims, hides, and consisencty of tone. I also enjoyed sharing a little of your life. Cheryl, I really enjoyed speaking with you the next day while confirming the order. It was a great conversation. All in all, it was wonderful customer service added to a very fine product. The drum is a beauty. It seems we have a lot in commen. We at Go Guitars also believe that a fine product is complimented by fine customer service. The drum is very well constructed and the tone is all I could ask for. The skin is both quite well stretched and pleasing to the eye. I could not be happier with both the process and product. Thank You for a wonderful drum. Jean 251. Greg Antoine - 2010-09-10 03:18:31 I am part of a circle of native and non native people who have a collective vision to start a SOBER community drum. We had thought through the teachings that we have, that we would need to make that Grandfather ourselves. We found íThe Drum Peopleí online in our search for materials. Although we knew that Kieth and Cheryl do not sell parts, I decided to call them and see what they were all about.After talking with the both of them at length, I was assured that they are walking a good path and their intent is to help others.(Some things are greater than money)I talked with our group and we collectively agreed to have them make our sacred drum. Mishomis (Grandfather) arrived today.We are absolutely speechless !! I am writing this to publicly thank Kieth and Cheryl for enriching our lives.But also to tell everyone, native and non native,that if you are looking for a drum that is extremely beautiful and also one that you can feel the prayers and love that went into it while it was being made , CALL THEM !! You will not be disappointed. Chi Miigwetch (Great thanks) from the Anishinabe of Northern Michigan 250. Okacha Da-shay - 2010-09-08 19:25:38 Keep up the excellent work 249. linda garcia - 2010-09-06 07:37:56 Want to thank you for the beautiful beater that you made for me and the fantastic speed it arrived. Such beautiful work that you created for me-again Thank you! Look forward to doing future business with you. 248. Rosemary Schiano - 2010-09-03 15:45:01 Cheryl and Keith, I received my new hand drum the other day and wanted to express my thanks. I love my new drumís voice and I look forward to future drums. You make fine drums and I respect the integrity with how you bring these materials together to make sacred items. Phila maya and blessings to you both. 247. Barbara A. Hicks - 2010-08-29 23:29:24 I love everything that has to do with Indian Heritage...I am trying to find a way to learn to speak Cherokee but I canít afford to buy anything ....my hubby and I are on Social Security Disability...cause we both are disabled those powwow drums were awesome 246. Steven Martin - 2010-08-20 00:54:22 I could not be more pleased with the 16" cedar framed hand drum I purchased - such a beautiful sound. Thanks again to you both for allowing me to come to your home and listen to the voices of so many drums in order to find the one drum that resonated with me. The drum bag arrived today and looks even better then I anticipated. Cheryl you do great work on these bags! Steven Martin of the Taptico family 245. David A Patterson - 2010-08-10 19:55:43 My drum arrived today and it is outstanding. My boys and I love it. We have a ceremony this weekend and we canít wait to show off our new drum. Thank you so much, Peace 244. Mary Jelley - 2010-07-30 23:22:18 It is a delight to receive such caring service as rendered by the drum people. My drum speaks to me of its desire to be a healing drum. Keith fashioned a beautiful drum. Cheryl went beyond the normal requirements for service and located me so that I might receive the promised beater. 243. Robert Fruin - 2010-07-14 09:33:49 Dear Cheryl and Keith, The powwow drum arrived on Tuesday July the 6th on Amsterdam Airport in Europe. The powwow drum is stunning and the sound is so beautiful that he invited us to play more and more. The sound is deep and warm and it comes alive when we start playing, itís really is a work of art. From all our friends we became a lot of compliments for the creator of this drum. We have played a lot of drums made in Europe but this drum beats them all, thank you very much to give us the opportunity to play on a drum from Keithís hands Many Blessings Robert 242. Norma Bradley Allen - 2010-06-26 16:59:01 As a Chickasaw Elder, Iíve tried several drums. Liked them all. Now I live in Cedar Hill amongst beautiful cedars...and it seemed so perfect to have a Plains Indian Drum made from cedar and put together with such great spiritual care. Cheryl even made sure it arrived on my 73rd birthday. I just love this drum and the stick is a work of joy, too. Thank you so much. There is danciní on The Hill. Norma 241. Nicki Cohen - 2010-06-22 22:46:18 Thanks to Cheryl and Keith for the beautiful gathering drum and for the generosity of your discount. The music therapy students will be using the drum continuously with clients in assisted living centers, special education classrooms, and hospice settings. The drum has a wonderful sound, and will help connect people who otherwise often feel lost and alone. All the Best, Nicki Cohen 240. Sherie - 2010-06-11 13:15:49 I am in awe of my drum. The craftsmanship of the Cottonwood hand drum is uncomparable to any other drums I have seen; wonderfully solid quality. The artistry of Cherylís painting of the drum speaks to me, as it was personalized, and is beautiful beyond words. Together they created a drum which well surpassed my highest expectations. Thanks to both of you - I have recommended you to my friends. 239. Alan Heald - 2010-06-10 22:51:20 A beautiful creation arrived to Toad Hill today. We are truly blessed with the Plains Style drum from The Drum People. I think this was the best customer service I have ever experienced. Now the drum will sing. May Beauty always be around you. Alan 238. Mary Olson - 2010-06-02 01:14:43 My drum arrived today. Itís perfect, I love it, thank you for all your care! 237. Gina Marten - 2010-05-23 21:12:53 Keith and Cheryl are the best! I needed the drum in a rush because I had snapped the lace on one I was assembling for a ceremony a few days away. Keith picked out a drum for me that would feel in place where I live, and Cheryl went out of her way to get me the best price on an overnight delivery. After a good smudging and prayer and smoke stick, I took her out to the ceremony. She sang beautifully from every inch of her. On her first day out other drums respected her resonant song and gave her the lead. Keith, you are my drum maker from now on. Iíll be back for a bag. Miigwetch. 236. Richard Gruber - 2010-05-21 13:01:52 Just received the beaded drum beaters and simply wanted to convey my thanks for a wonderfull display of craftmenship! It is the perfect complement to my drums and my home! 235. Scott - 2010-05-19 01:50:24 I apologize Keith, I miswrote your name in my previous comment. 234. Scott - 2010-05-19 01:47:54 I received my Cedar Drum in February, when Cheryl played it over the phone I knew it was the one for me. The tone, craftsmanship and power of this drum are beyond words. I have used it in prayer and ceremony in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming. It sings differently in different places, it is alive. Thank you Keith Little Badger for sharing your gift! 233. Steve Ferguson - 2010-05-07 16:26:23 Words cannot express the joy in my heart for the drum I am privilaged to call "mine". Before doing anything, I took it out of the shipping container, offered tobacco and prayed my prayers over the drum. Then I let it sing! The craftsmenship is wonderful, yet its radiant sound is what moved me deeply. Thank you Mr Little Badger for the time you spent on the phone and for entrusting me with something so precious... 232. vanessa Inaru - 2010-05-07 04:01:03 In my langage Takaíji (Greetings) Relatives and HaHomm (Thank you) from the bottom of my heart to the top of my soul for my new cottonwood hand drum. It is beautiful and so well made....From the moment i took it out of the box I knew this drum was made with a great deal of love and respect for itís spiritual mission...I love it and it sounds just awesome....I canít wait to use it in ceremony and share the story of the cottonwood used Thank You Thank you for I now have not just a well crafted native made handdrum but a work of art...I will sing your name in gratitude;) I Just love my beautiful drum .Ahiahudae (Blessings to You) relatives...Vanessa Inarunikia 231. Beth - Victoria, B.C. Canada - 2010-05-06 03:23:10 Dear Cheryl and Keith, I love my drum and rattle. They are beautiful in appearance and construction and their voices are perfect for me. I had barely welcomed them into my home, yesterday, when my teacher/healer arrived with her drum. We went on an amazing drum journey together where I found my voice for the first time! Today, my drum assisted me in a healing journey for another and I felt connected in a way I have never felt before. Thank you for taking the time to find the right drum and rattle for me. I enjoyed my phone conversation with you very much. I know others in my healing group will be ordering from you. Love and Blessings, Beth 230. Bev - 2010-05-05 17:41:21 Dear Ones, Iím just getting to know my drum but I can already say without doubt that I Love it. Thank You Keith for the Love and care you took in making this drum (16" Hand drum). Thank You Cheryl for the Love and care you took in working with me to select my drum. The sound is Beautiful and the vibrations are perfect for me. This cottonwood is so light weight and I love the color. I enjoyed the links on your site and highly recommend everyone click on the "Stand By Me" by playingforchange.com. Much Love & Peace to All 229. Richard Larsson - 2010-05-04 22:23:03 Cheryl and Keith, The drum was waiting for me as I returned home from the office. It is beautiful both to the eye and ear. Cheryl, it was a joy talking to you by phone. I look forward to the day I may meet you both in person. I did chuckle when I saw that the questions I asked were answered so well by your information sheet. All who see and hear my drum will know that it is from the hands of Keith Little Bager of the Metis Woodlands Tribe. You are always welcome in my home. Tak (Thank you) Richard Larsson<>< 228. Rose C.-O. - 2010-04-27 20:58:20 I love my drum, as well as the assistance and info that Cheryl gave...Cheryl was very intent that I get a drumm that would fit me...The sound of my drum is deep...I love the fact that the cedar wood has such a neat heritage...itís straight up sweeet...and beautiful tooo... I will be spreading the joy with the druming circle, I have joined...This is the place to find a drum that speaks to you...Thank you Both... 227. joe pappan - 2010-04-26 01:01:43 It was a beautiful drum and we had a cermony to decate the drum. we have told all our friends about you and the beautiful work you do. 226. Wes - 2010-04-21 23:42:12 I received my drum yesterday, and itís beautiful!--the bag, the drumstick and beading--thank you so much. Ordering from you was a pleasure, and you made some wonderful suggestions that I would never have thought of. Iíve already been telling friends about my experience and about your commitment to the environment and spirit. I canít wait to start playing my drum! 225. Paul - 2010-04-20 18:56:25 received my 18" red cedar sweat lodge drum today-excellent craftsman ship and especially the excellent customer relationship is 5 stars. Thank You Very Much. 224. John Mormile - 2010-04-15 01:39:35 The drum created for me is truly a geniune gift of heart and spirit. Keith has given me a powerful work of art which will be cherished and respected . Iím truly greatful to have met such wonderful artists. 223. Bradley Brown - 2010-04-14 16:04:07 Good afternoon, My name is Bradley Brown and I live here in central Florida. I am a pow wow singer and have been honored to sing with some very good people in the past few years. Yona Taylor, Rick Bird.... I got to meet Billy Horse recently. ;-) One person Iíve had the honor of singing with lately is Otto Mahsetky and Lords of the Plains. To say I learn a lot when I sing with him is an understatement! This past weekend at the Chambers Farm pow wow Otto invited myself and Jesse Stambaugh (head singer for Family Drum) to sing with him to make a recording for an upcoming cd. There were others there as well... Matt Horse, Otto Jr., Ottoís friend John and Monsenjour Johnson. It was a powerful recording! I was admiring Ottoís drum all Saturday morning and was told that it is a Little Badger drum. I was impressed with its sound... big and full and very powerful. The heads were nice and tight... not too tight though. On into the evening the drum stayed strong and could be easily felt everywhere in the dance circle. I remember admiring the quality of the rawhide used for the heads. They reminded me of John Stonehand drums when he was still making them way back when. Anyway.... I just wanted to say that it was an immense pleasure to play on one of your drums and the care you take in building really comes through in the heartbeat that is awakened in the music. Thank you. 222. William C - 2010-04-10 00:14:17 Thank you Cheryl & Keith! The drum is just beautiful! Very clean feeling and it has a deep and strong resonance. I have to say that I think that this drum is very happy to be here with me, just as I am very happy that it found me!It was a pleasure talking with both of you and I am going to recommend your drums to everyone! Blessings to you both, William 221. - 2010-04-06 13:59:02 Thank you for the truly wonderful drum. Keith, you are a gifted artist and craftsman. It has a beautiful sound and warm energy. I will recommend you guys to anyone I know who is looking for a drum. Thanks again, Brock 220. Ted moore - 2010-04-02 21:06:23 Thank you for helping me with my order today i would also like to add a leather stick bag. let me know if we can thanks again for all you help. ted 219. Shelly - 2010-04-02 16:13:50 My deepest gratitude and appreciation goes out to Cheryl for the amazing drum bag she created for me. Like any true artist she journeyed deep into her inner vision to create something sacred and unique for me. I will treasure it always. I would trust Cheryl and Keith to create any of my sacred ceremonial objects. 218. Christian Pedersen - 2010-03-29 18:09:01 First, thank you, thank you and thank you! Cheryl and Keith made my whole experience ordering a pow wow drum and drum stick set not only pleasant and friendly but so much more! I feel honored and connected in a sacred way with Cheryl and Keith for upholding tradition, protecting Mother Earth, empowering individuals to "find their way" all through the creation of art! The energy and strength of LaurenThunder(my 28" pow wow drum)was further enhanced this morning before delivery as I was visited by a Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, and my Tothem Animal- a Red-tailed Hawk. They all seemed to welcome and foreshadow the spirit of LaurenThunder. I hope you all will hear "my tribe" play LaurenThunder at our drum circles as I look forward to hearing all of yours. Remembering what the Ancient Ones taught us, Christian 217. Midi Kwe (Laurel) - 2010-03-29 16:10:10 Thank you, Cheryl, for the beautiful drum bag!!!!!!!! I love it ;) and I love my drum ;) 216. Deida - 2010-03-19 01:55:27 Cheryl and Keith, Thank you so much for my beautiful drum. It arrived within two days in perfect condition. The tone speaks to me. I canít help but feel Spirit guided this drum to me. I was considering making my own drum. I was looking online to find a class nearby. I came upon your web site and loved the "Green" aspect of it. After I read the philosophy behind the drums and felt the love and respect for nature, and the drums you make, I knew this was where my drum shoud come from. 215. David Walsten - 2010-03-18 04:50:45 Greetings Cheryl and Keith, I wanted to take this chance to let you know that the beautiful drum you made for us, Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow, Cahuilla Lodge, Tahquitz Chapter, continues to give joy during our Rising Sun Singers gatherings. We continue to use the drum many times each year at large events and show case the gorgeous artwork. I am honored each time someone asks about the artwork to explain the story of Chief Tahquitz and how you give it life on the drum. We are so thankful for your abilities and the many more years we will be enjoying the drum and bringing new youth around the drum to sing. 214. Midi Kwe (Laurel) - 2010-03-10 17:32:15 Thank you, Cheryl and Keith. I just received my drum and it is beautiful. The thought of buying a drum without touching it, feeling itís energy, was daunting, but Cherylís kindness and gentle spirit guided me through the process. Keith, we did not speak, but I feel the love that you put into making this. Thank you. 213. Veda - 2010-03-04 21:51:38 Not only was Cheryl wonderfully helpful and kind but my beautiful drum arrived in perfect condition in an amazingly short time. I love the tone and feel of it and look forward to painting on it and sharing many spiritual journeys with it. Thank you Keith and Cheryl. 212. Bernardine - 2010-03-03 23:03:00 First, let me say how pleased I am to see how well my order was packaged. It was obvious how well you care for your products. I am taking a series of workshops that required me to get a hand drum & rattle. I was not happy with the choices locally, and there were no native american events at this time, so I had to rely on the internet. "Oh no!", I thought. How was I going to find something online that, to me, was a very personal & intimate choice. I spent a couple of weeks looking and kept coming back to your website. I loved how you honored Mother Earth in your business in many ways. When I finally decided to place my order, I was so thrilled to speak with a person, Cheryl, who was very helpful & warm. Not only did she play various drums & rattles, she offered me ways to personalize my choices. Thank you Keith & Cheryl! I love my drum & rattle and when I make another purchase will contact you! 211. Dylan - 2010-03-03 20:13:56 have spent the last 20 minutes trying to pick up the phone and call you, but the words kept sticking in my throat. Please understand that for me, the pastor, this is the equivalent of a crafts person having uncontrollable palsy in their hands. Being at a loss for words is not something that usually happens to me. But today, as I opened up the big and meticulously packed box from you, I was overwhelmed with how everything was just... perfect. Letting you choose the drums and bags based on the conversations we have had was absolutely the right choice. Every detail, from the voice and feel of the drum (especially the sweat lodge drum) to the little details on the bags, are perfect. 210. Sam Wittmer - 2010-02-26 17:48:38 In late June 2009 after attending sweat lodge, I was praying about getting a drum...and was led to The Drum People. Their web site made a strong impression on me how Keith and Cheryl follow their calling in such a sacred and good way. I called Cheryl the following day and she played several drums until they íspokeí to me. So I ended up ordering a 14" cottonwood sweat lodge and 14" cottonwood hand drum. The quality craftmanship and ívoicesí are fabulous. The lodge drum has been through several ísweatsí and keeps its voice through all 28 Grandfathers. Cheryl also made a rawhide rattle for me that is absolutely wonderful. Last week I called about my hand drum ívoiceí in dealing with less humidity during MN winters. I also ordered a 16" cottonwood hand drum that came with the drum bag. Again, the craftsmanship and voice of the drum is fabulous...and the quality of the drum bag is excellent. Iím grateful to have been led to contact Cheryl and Keith. It truly has been a blessing and an honor to íconnectí with them. Mitakuye Oyasin Sam 209. Steve Weiss - 2010-02-24 22:15:49 Hi, Received my leather rattle today, and the craftsmanship is wonderful. Thanks, Cheryl, for your work. Hand painted buffalo figure on the rattle head is very well done. Has an abundance of leather fringe, a bit of rabbit fur, and an extra long stick handle covered with high quality leather. It will greatly compliment the two hand drums Keith crafted for me; and, it fits nicely into the drum bag with attached flute bag crafted by Cheryl. Steve (Utah) 208. Kevin Korzenowski - 2010-02-24 13:02:32 Recíd my drum on 02/22/10,it is beautiful. I thought the signature, hand painted name of Little Badger was a nice touch. I think the craftmenship and quality of the drum is fantastic. And it sounds wonderful. Thank You Your Brother In Life Korzo 207. Cosette - 2010-02-19 16:44:10 Dear Cheryl & Keith, I received my second drum from you this Tuesday. It is perfect ... filled with love & sound & spirit. I will cherish it & respect itís unique voice always. My drum bag is a beautiful work of art, a fitting wrap for drum, rattle & flute. I simply requested a bag built for travel, to protect sacred instruments. Cheryl, however, created this incredible piece of magic. The colors & shapes, the trim & details on the flap& strap are stunning. Thank you. 206. Betty Frady - 2010-02-17 16:31:52 Hi Guys, Just visiting web sites. Yours looks great. The drum contest pictures came out great. I miss you all and hope to see you at some of the events. I havenít talked with Kris for about a month and miss seeing her also. I am still way behind getting my Native American photos on the web site but am working on it slowly. Let me know if you need anything specific. Look forward to seeing you. Betty 205. Kim - 2010-02-13 15:43:01 Thank you so much ~ I love the feel & the sound is awesome. I couldnít sit her down the day I received it. I plan to make another purchase in the future ; ) Thanks Again! 204. Bethany - 2010-02-09 12:37:49 The cottonwood drum is beautiful, my heart leapt when you played it over the phone. The drum bag too is a lovely work of art. Thank you for creating sacred tools with honest and heartfelt integrity and intention. The love for our Earth Mother infuses everything you create. 203. Lisa Branda - 2010-02-05 21:04:43 Received My drum just now , love it, canít wait to put my creative touches to it. Thanx so much! Green Blessings, Lisa 202. Adrien - 2010-02-03 21:07:16 I received the drum this morning, he is beutifull ! His voice is just incredible and we will make together some peacefull journey. Thank you both of you for all the energy you put in when you made it, he already has a soul. be sure that I will drum all around the world with other culture, other native people. Thank you. Adrien (French) 201. David leclerc - 2010-02-03 00:05:00 I just receive your drum and itís becoming mine. Iím so happy it look just like I wanted very simple raw beautiful circle shape very, very nice work. Iím glad to have it and canít wait to go down the beach in Venice LA to play it facing the ocean. I love the vibration of it. My stomach also vibrate with it. Thank you David I need to learn now.Iím happy. 200. Donna Kennedy - 2010-02-02 14:59:53 Cheryl and Keith, thank-you so much for the blessing of my hand drum. I had the opportunity to play it as part of a meditation to conclude a shaman class and this past Sunday evening, a friend played the drum as support of a lodge I was in. It was lovely to hear itís voice as part of our ceremony. There have been so many comments on the painting - almost all who see it try to pick up the feather and are amazed that it is one dimensional. Again, thank-you so very much for this wonderful pray tool. Blessing to you as you continue this sacred work. - dk 199. Nancy Binzen - 2010-02-01 23:58:30 This is a such a beautiful, alive drum! From the moment I unwrapped it, I could feel the love, prayers and mindfulness with which it was built and imbued. Blessings for all your good work. - Nancy 198. Susan Hammon - 2010-01-29 02:22:44 Thank you Cheryl and Keith for my beautiful drums and your advice on drums and encouragement on my journey. Itís people like you who make life sparkle! 197. Maria Breau Yoppolo - 2010-01-28 21:44:54 Once again - Keith Little Badger has created for me a beautiful drum. This is my second drum as well as a beautiful pipe and stand....The quality is superb...The sound of this 13" drum is just so wonderful..very deep as I wanted. It is very easy to hold as instructed....I shall enjoy it for many many years. Also speaking with Cheryl again was an added nice touch. Keith is also from my native country, Canada. I too am Metis blood....If you are thinking of purchasing from Keith - you will not regret your decision. Go in Light and Love, Maria aka Little Crow 196. Dona Gibbs - 2010-01-28 14:20:02 Cheryl and Keith, Iím delighted with my drum and drum bag. Your personal attention in speaking with me is also seen in your work. Iíll treasure the drum and its special bag as works of art as well as an instrument. Dona 195. STARFLAME - 2010-01-18 11:51:33 Keith&Cheryl,WE need to get together. It has been way to Long. Sending YOU Both,LOVE&HUGS!!! 194. John McMillan - 2010-01-06 16:34:27 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 Iím sure it will be loved and cheristed in her spiritual journey. The craftsmanship of Little Badger is unmistakable in his construction of the drum. My humble Thanks and appreciation./John Mc 193. Gwynn - 2010-01-02 18:51:15 As a native of New Mexico where the cottonwood trees grow along the Rio Grande River, I love the sweat lodge drum of the same material.The drum play a center role in our Winter Solstice celebration this year. It is beautifully made and has a great sound. Many thanks. 192. Linda - 2010-01-02 17:49:27 Dear Drum People, Several years ago I bought a drum from you. I know it has Elk Skin and you found the wood in a river. I have loved and cherished my drum, and I was able to decorate it myself (very important to me). On New Years Eve, we had our neighborís over, and my neighbor Bob saw my drum. Spontaneously he picked it up and began drumming. It was the sweetest sound!! Then he wanted to know where I got it. I have given him the information, so you can expect to hear from him soon. Thanks for a blessed, quality product!! Blessings, Linda 191. Gail - 2010-01-02 17:22:48 Cheryl, I want you to know that I very much appreciate your honesty to your customers and integrity with yourself in choosing to discontinue drum painting except for those specific projects you feel called to complete. Your artwork is truly beautiful, and those of us who are financially limited can personalize our own drums in ways that are special to us. 190. Betty Shantzz - 2009-12-28 14:53:34 Cheryl and Keith WOW!!! What a wonderful christmas present I received from my husbend Bill. I love my cottonwood hand drum, I could not be more impressed with the sound and the beauty of the drum. The craftsmanship of the drum bag is amazing. Canít wait for my next drumming circle event. Thank you Betty S. 189. Laurie Kenny - 2009-12-26 22:48:46 Dear Cheryl and Keith, THANK YOU ...........I bought the 20x14 right before Christmas for my special needs son who has wanted one for so long and I hadnt been able to find one until i came upon your website !! YEA HOW WONDERFUL it was Christmas day to see the SMILE A MILE wide on his face as he drummed and sang(his own song)BUT WHAT A SMILE. The drum itself is Beautiful and will be in the front room for everyone to see I will pass your name on in confidence ..THANK YOU for making my son Happy........Laurie 188. Mike Forbes - 2009-12-21 12:31:37 Keith and Cheryl, I am just want you to know how happy I am with my new drum. My wife Karen ordered it for me, to use in my healing from rectal cancer. I donít know if she told you, but a drum figured in my dreams a few weeks ago. I had a drum rhythm delivered to me in a dream. Then last week I had a dream where a Native Elder held his hand out to me and told me I needed to talk to someone. Karen had already ordered the drum by then,but we are convinced the drum, and perhaps, Keith, were talking to me before the drum even arrived. I had been using a drum borrowed from some friends and enjoyed the release and the energy I received when using their drum, but I was always afraid of hurting the drum. Sometimes the energy is so strong I was afraid the skin would be damaged. I think their drum is goatskin, pretty thin stuff, whatever skin it is. I am pleased at the hide on my new drum and will not be afraid of the strength of the energy I receive using a Little Badger drum. A lot of people donít understand how this can be important; how prayer and drumming go together. I guess theyíve never been to a powwow or sweat ceremony but I know that for me, the energy is there. Today we go to Duluth to meet with a genetic counselor who will tell me what I can expect in terms of more cancer in my life. I have an inherited syndrome making me susceptible to more cancers, plus it will affect my immediate family members, as well. This is my second cancer and I donít want another so the drum will be a vital part of my spiritual and physical life as I try to continue to be healthy. I understand from Karen that you pray over the drums you make and I want you to know how much that means to me. I have people praying for me from all over and I do not discount the value of their prayers. I hope that someday I can thank you personally. You are welcome into our home anytime you happen to be in the area of Northern Minnesota. Thank you for the sharing the gifts you have been given by the Creator. I wish you peace in your lives. Mike Forbes, Bemidji, Minnesota 187. Diane Walker - 2009-12-19 21:59:14 Hi Cheryl Just recieved my drum bag it is fabulous I can feel the love and care you have put into making it thank you so much the bead work colours are just as I wanted them. I would reccomend your work to anyone. The work and service are excellent. 186. Sam - 2009-12-16 22:15:52 I was gifted with a 18 inch inipi ceremonial drum (sweat lodge) and after sweating it I have to say that it lasted all four rounds without the slightest crack in its voice. Itís deep tone thumped the lodge with healing thunder. Great craftsmanship and overall appearance, but itís all about its sound. Built in a good way with recycled cedar making Ma Ma Earth proud. And hand picked sage from the hills too? Unbelievable. Thank you so much Cheryl and Keith. I will honor this drum forever... 185. Paul Spangler - 2009-12-12 02:21:36 Awsome super craftsmanship--super fast delivery--saving trees--Thank You Cheryl and Keith-awsome 184. Mary Paige Snell - 2009-12-07 22:19:28 I just got my 18" special cottonwood drum. I, like many, I am cautious about buying, particularly over the internet. Cheryl played various drum over the phone and I chose this one. As well, I could tell from the thoroughness of their website, and the questions they rose and answered, that it was very likely I had finally found the "real deal". Of course, it is very difficult to buy such a precious item as a drum over the internet. I could not be more impressed with the sound, the make, and the beauty of this drum. Thank you so much- Mary Paige Snell 183. Steve Weiss - 2009-12-03 01:10:08 After receiving my first 14 inch handdrum and drum bag from The Drum People, I was inspired by their quality to purchase a 12 inch handdrum and drum bag with detachable flute bag. My second order arrived promptly today. The sound of both drums is amazing, and the drum bags are artfully crafted. I highly recommend The Drum People, Cheryl and Keith, as your first choice for drums and drum bags. Steve. 182. Diane Sohn - 2009-11-25 19:01:53 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! Sincerely, Diane Sohn, Fort Lauderdale, FL 181. Jim "Two Paths" Ha - 2009-11-21 15:41:35 I am by nature a very cautious person when it comes to spending money. Based on what I have read and seen on this website I will buy here when I buy. I usually touch, smell and hear when I buy. I cannot say why, but I feel as if this is not needed here. Things made in the old way just seem to come out right. Live well! Jim 180. Steve Weiss - 2009-11-19 06:34:34 Hi Cheryl & Keith, The drum, drum bag and drum stick arrived promptly today. It was very well packaged, and was free of any shipping damage. As mentioned in our telephone conversation, I purchased this drum to enhance my Native American flute performances. The sound of this drum exceeds my expectations and will certainly be an integral part of my music. And, thank you so much for surprising me with the long, leather fringe on the drum bag at no extra cost to me. What a wonderful gift. 179. Cristie Sanford - 2009-11-16 17:56:55 Recieved my Pow-Wow drum last week. Itís truely beautiful, and I am very pleased. It sounds awesome. The beaded stick is a work or art as well, and I thank you for the (free gift) rattle. Iím very glad I found your web-site when searching for a drum. The best part was the price. peace and blessings to you both. Cristie Albuquerque 178. frank landfield - 2009-11-14 22:08:38 great website. thanks. peace. http://www.coachellavalleydrumcircle.blogspot.com/ 177. Jerome P. Rapin - 2009-11-07 14:08:15 Cheryl and Keith, Miigwetch for crafting the beautiful Beaded Pow-Wow Drum Sticks. The beadwork is superb and the fire colors are exactly what I was hoping for.. The spirit of caring comes through in the quality of you work. The leather carry bag for the drumsticks is singularly impressive and will protect the sticks through generations of use. You promised to expedite a rush order and delivered early on you promise. You will always be welcome in our Drum Circle. Jerome P Rapin, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa 176. Linda Purchase - 2009-11-07 01:13:29 Miigwetch, Cheryl and Keith, for selecting drums for me and my grandaughter. They arrived 2 days after I ordered them. They sound beautiful and I am anxious to begin drumming with my 7 year old grandaughter when she visits. I "blessed the drums" with tobacco as you suggested, Keith, and also sumdged them with sage from my garden. The sounds of the drums nourish my soul. I am hoping to join a drumming circle to learn songs of my ancestors. I am extremely happy with my drums and that I ordered them from you. Blessings to you both for enriching the lives of us who purchase our drums from you. Cheryl, I absolutely love the drum stick you made for me. It is beautiful and a joy to look at and use. Linda Purchase, Oneida Tribe 175. Nancy Brockett - 2009-10-31 02:33:01 The cedar fragrance was the first thing I was aware of as I opened the box from The Drum People in August, 2009. Such a lovely smell! Then my eye was (and continues to be) well-pleased with the striking bag Cheryl fashioned. The green is absolutely perfect with the earthy multicolor fabric. The deep tone of the drum brings me into soulful resonance as Iíve played and prayed with it many times on my own. And recently Iíve found a shamanic drumming circle to share with. I am grateful for the gift of the drum itself. I appreciate the additional gifts of the 10" drum (which Iíve used in my counseling practice) and the sage. I feel in such concert with The Drum People regarding the value of the drumís reverence for Mother Earth. Knowing about the whole process brings me joy. Nancy Brockett 174. Sarah - 2009-10-29 03:21:41 Hello Cheryl and Keith. It was a pleasure doing business with you! The shipping was prompt. The drum bag I ordered is very nicely made, and it came well packaged. Thank-you! -Sarah 173. Mollie Kennedy Campbell - 2009-10-27 15:41:52 Dear Friends, I just found your information and am very humbled and proud to read of your products, the way you honor Mother Earth and the way you live. Somewhere in my background or another life I too was Native Amercian. I just feel it. I know we are all related but I have a very, very special place in my heart for you. May the Spirit always bless you.... Mollie 172. Jan Hettich - 2009-10-27 15:09:24 I will be ordering a drum soon - am very excited to have found your site, Thank-you. 171. osamu moriyama - 2009-10-27 07:57:06 Dear Keith and Cheryl. I recieved the native american drum today. I apreciate your prompt process and shipping which is very reliable. The quality of the drum is superior that I expected from genuine native american drum made by native american folks with a true spirit contributed to Mother earth. I wish I can play this drum and heal people and nature as much as possible. Thank you. Love & Light Osamu 170. Naomi - 2009-10-26 19:24:13 Keith and Cheryl~ My drum arrived today, and Iím as excited as a kid in a candy store. What a treat to see it and hear it in person. It is a beautiful piece of art, and the love and care that goes into your work is evident. Thank you for your help as I went through the process of selecting a drum long distance. We did good. ;) I look forward to drumming and singing with this for many years. Aho! 169. John Juan - 2009-10-23 16:29:44 Cheryl & Keith, Received my tremendously awesome drum, bag and rattle two days earlier then promised. The energy in therse sacred items just flows from them to me and out to the Universe. Meegwich, many blessings to you for your genuine presence and Cherylís friendliness and cordiality over the phone when I called to order! 168. Richard Gunther & Joyce Mearon - 2009-10-19 23:55:37 The drum arrived today and was exactly as described - great customer service! Richard The drum was a gift to me and I am honoured to have a drum made by The Drum People. The drum, the drum bag with the great bear appliqued on it, the rattle, and the drum stick are all beautiful and sacred objects - thank you for your good work. Joyce 167. Joe DeMars - 2009-10-17 15:44:16 Keith & Cheryl, I enjoyed the experience of buying my drum from the Drum People. From the friendly phone conversations and excellent service to your honorable philosophies and of course the final product the drum. Iím looking forward to where the relationship with this drum will take me. It certainly has been a great beginning. Thanks Joe 166. Kim Speck - 2009-10-14 03:42:22 ONE MORE THING! That key chain that I purchased for my mother sooo many years ago is still in use and working great! I think its about 6 yrs old now? What beautiful beadwork and STURDY! 165. Kim Speck - 2009-10-14 03:39:49 Cheryl and Keith! Missing you wonderful people on the trail. Hugs to both and I love the web site. Feel free to e-mail me back! A note to Cheryl... Please look in October Issue Bead and Button Magazine on pg 15. I got published. You were always an inspiration to me whether you knew it or not. Thanks for always having a smile and a friendly voice! Peaceful Journeys to you both! 164. Vic O`Donnell - 2009-10-08 18:54:04 Cheryl, Thankyou so much for the beautiful work you did on Barbs Totem Shield! It arrived today and she was thrilled with it! The detail in the Butterfly and the surrounding painting is truly a work of art. Thankyou so much! Vic O`Donnell Pipe Creek, Tx. 163. Gail K - 2009-10-07 18:44:11 Cheryl & Keith - Thank you for my drum, bag, and rattle. They are perfect. I sat out in the parking lot at work, playing my drum for the first time. A huge hawk came out of the east and flew over me very slowly, took a 90 degree turn and flew north. The drum is golden, lightning-stuck, and has a full mellow sound for a 14 incher. Makes me want another, slightly larger. Your attention to detail and craftsmanship stands out in every item. Thank you for the sacrifices you make to continue your art. Gail 162. Carol Bergman - 2009-10-01 23:47:21 I recently bought a drum made by Keith from a seller, Don, on Ebay. It is one terrific drum. They say you can get many sounds from one drum & Iíve found this to be true with the drum made by Keith. The sound is full & strong. A truly great drum made by a great drum maker. It will be well played at our drum circle. 161. Cheryl Conway - 2009-10-01 22:05:17 Your drums look wonderful. I canít wait until I have enough money to buy one. The prices are the best I have seen online. Thank you for your consciousness of the earth in making your drums and your making a difference in this world! 160. jon bixby - 2009-09-17 13:24:31 cheryl talking bird thank you for everything your beadwork is so beautiful keith little badger your craftsmanship is unriveled the drum sounds so good. ordered on monday in my hand on wednesday. for all you do for so many you will always be remembered in a good way. thank you so much. jon bixby 159. Kathleen - 2009-09-10 16:29:04 Keith and Cheryl, I love my cedar drum and rattle. The craftmaship is such high quality. The photos on your website donít do them justice. The gift of the sage from the Sacred Hills was a wonderful surprise. I will treasure the drum and rattle and they will be passed down to my children and on down. Thank you, Kathleen Rogalla 158. Moira Scullion - 2009-08-21 14:41:51 I have had my drum for about a month now and while I have not brought it into a sweat lodge, I have used it in a sound healing ceremony and drum circles. She is full of medicine that I am looking forward to learning. I am not quite sure why a sweat lodge drum has called to me so strongly but I thank you for the gift of her beauty. She looks magnificent and sounds AMAZING. In addition, thank you for your conscious practices and honoring the sacrifice the cedar and other tress and that of all the cows killed on mass. What you do show us all that sacrifice is made by many and even if it may not be good for the earth it is important to honor that great gift to us all. Peace and many blessings to you. Moira 157. Marlene Sanderson - 2009-08-20 16:32:16 We received our drum in good condition--it is truly amazing. Also, really appreciated the "lil Badger"-it also plays nicely. The bag is absolutely gorgeous, and what a nice touch to include the sage. Will be ordering another drum soon. 156. Steve Jahncke - 2009-08-19 03:07:41 I canít thank you enough for the prompt service. I am very much a novice and appreciate the time and attention you gave me in selecting my purchases. The drum, the bag, and the rattle are beautiful, and I am looking forward to using them soon. 155. Barbara Galloway - 2009-08-14 00:47:59 My beautiful drum arrived yesterday just after I returned. I read every detail about itís history and how to take care of it. I am so appreciative Keith, of your beautiful workmanship. After putting it in the sun for a bit I tried drumming. The sound was truly beautiful even with an inexperienced drummer like myself. I look forward to many prayer and healing journys with my drum. Cheryl thank you for choosing my drum and packaging it so carefully so it would arrive safely. I am delighted with the surprise bundle of sage. Using the sage from the "Sacred Hills." will be a special ritual for us here. We thank you for all you do to preserve all that is Mother Earth. Barbara Galloway 154. Ann Thomas - 2009-08-10 15:15:29 Thank you for making our famiy a drum and for the good service! We love it. ann Minnesota 153. Loel Larzelere - 2009-08-07 05:02:34 The drum it has taken me so long to choose arrived today. After carefully unwrapping it (and the sage!!) I thought Iíd play for a little bit. A little bit turned in a half hour and I am still in awe of itís beauty and tone. I can see many years of joyful playing ahead, as this drum joins my flutes to keep the music flowing. 152. Michael Johnson - 2009-08-05 17:17:52 Thank you for the Inipi drum. Itís said that the wood is the give away of the Standing Nation, the hide the give away of the four leggeds and together they bring forth the heart beat of Earth Mother. When the gift of the Thunder Nationís touch is added it is really special. I am very impressed with the care and honoring way this drum was crafted. I know the Stone Peoples Lodge will welcome this friend. Thank you so much for the sage and the good conversation. MJ 151. Marylee - 2009-08-03 22:01:11 Dear Cheryl, Thank you, again, for the beautiful-amazing drum bag and Keith, for the awesome sweatlodge drum. I also want to thank you for the heartfelt service. I always enjoy talking to you. Great sense of humor!!! This is my third drum plus one for my husband (4). They sound great and as always the shipping was faster than I was expecting. Again, thank you both for the quality workmanship. Love and Light, Marylee Ps thanks for the sage!!! WOW!!! 150. Lorraine Pickering - 2009-08-03 18:07:13 Dear Cheryl, To write a note of thanks is but a small attempt at being sincere. What I now set my heart and keyboard to do, is send an indelible message of gratitude across your heart. Thank you Dear One for the Sacred Drum Bag. It is absolutely beautiful. When I opened the box and held the Bag it took my breath away. The workmanship is so, so perfect. It radiates the love and wisdom that went into the birth of this Bag. Heart felt thanks to you Cheryl. Many Blessings, Healing hugs, Lorraine Pickering ahoo Sun Song 149. Tim - 2009-08-02 17:11:20 you guys are awsome. love the site but can not afford a drum at this time but will think of you when i am able to buy one Tim 148. BULL CAMPBELL - 2009-07-31 21:28:06 BADGER JUST A FEW WORDS ABOUT MY DRUM IT,S BEEN THROUGH 4 YEARS OF HOSTING AND COMPETITION DRUMMING AND THIS GRANDFATHERS VOICE IS STILL GREAT ALSO THE STAND THAT LETS GRANDFATHER SWING IS STILL GREAT THANKS AND MAY THE CREATOR ALLWAYS WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FIERCE WIFE YOUR FRIEND BULL MEDICENE DOG SINGERS FROM AN OLD HAS BEEN AHOO 147. Karl - 2009-07-24 22:25:38 You have astounded me with your attention to detail from our first communication. The pine drums are wonderful- so much more than any I have seen elsewhere, and I felt as if I knew them when I first unwrapped them. the free rattle is so much more than I expected, all are finely crafted without the usual signs of mass production and the "9-5 attitude". Thank you, I am genuinely pleased with the entire transaction. I hope to meet you both in person one day. It is rare to find the kind of honest, personal service that you provide these days. 146. Joanne Gasperik - 2009-07-22 16:29:41 Dear Cheryl and Keith, I needed a drum. Friends had made a recommendation or two, but I also checked the web and came across a most inspiring website. Intrigued, I kept coming back, reading every page. I quickly decided; this is my source for my drum. When I spoke to Cheryl on the phone she was so very kind and helpful, playing different drums, so I could hear their voices. I also "needed" a drum bag and saw a style and color which spoke to me. Within a few days my beautiful drum and artfully made drum bag arrived. The gift of the rattle is extraordinary. I am new to the drum, yet the Spirit guided me to host a feast the day after I received my treasures; so I was able to properly name her and bless her. Thank you Cheryl and Keith for your gentle and careful ways and the beautiful ROAD that you walk. Many Blessings, Joanne Gasperik 145. Mary Blakeley - 2009-07-16 23:15:01 I purchased a special design sweat drum from the Drum People. It was made beforehand and was just waiting for me to come along to buy it. I play the drum with my hand which is probably non-traditional but whether I play front or back in the center or close to the edge, the sound is delightful. I can tell that the drum is well made and great care was taken as if it were the only drum made which of course it was not. They were very helpful when I needed help to find just the right drum and got the order right out that day. Very delightful purchase and an exceptional drum to enjoy. I am well pleased in every way. Mary Blakely 144. Starlyn Ann Munzer - 2009-07-08 22:34:14 A day before my 31st birthday I came out of a cave from fasting and was gifted with an amazing drum made by the Drum People. The Drum People donít just make instruments, they make best friends. That same day as I lay in Savasana in my teacherís ashram, drum came into my meditation. Drum was not even present in the building and yet I began to see the Elk in vision. I knew it was the drum made by the Drum People, speaking to me and establishing a connection with me. Since that day, drum and I have been nearly inseparable. My prayers and meditations now are taking flight and I feel deep gratitude for such an experience. Being a friend to the tree, I was especially happy to find out that the Drum People do not end tree lives to do their work. They salvage what is already done being animate and bring that life back through the art of musical prayer. Thank you, Drum People, for all that you give the world. You are a blessing to us all! Sincerely, Starlyn Ann Munzer 143. Terry McCollough - 2009-07-07 13:30:33 Cheryl & Keith, I recieved my drum and bag yesterday as you promised. It was a genuine pleasure doing business with you as you are a true example of walking the talk. A trait much too rare these days. The drum has a beautiful deep voice and is a pleasure look at as well as being a helper on my spiritual journey. My wife wants to display it. The bag is also a work of art and fits me perfectly. It is a fitting home for the drum. I could not be more pleased. Nia;wen, Terry 142. Mike Serna - 2009-06-26 02:47:54 I not only use Keith and Cherylís drum for my performance(because of their superior tone) but I endorse them because of their giving spirit and their willingness to help our youth through donating drums to native youth that are drug dependent. When a youngster leaves treatment with a drum, they seem to stay "straight". I encourage anyone interested in purchasing a QUALITY drum to consider The Drum People, not only for their product, but because they help our youth, our future. Your purchase is an investment in our future. Mike Serna signed to Ravenhawk productions and Spiritwind records, 2006 Musical Echoes National Flute Championship (1st place) recipient 2006 Tn. Eagle Award, 2009 Silver Arrow Award, ect.,ect.ect. 141. Elena - 2009-06-23 20:53:42 Cheryl, I just got my drum today and I love it ! The two sides produce such beautiful tones and the thicker hide produces a much lower tone, so itís like having two drums in one. And, itís so beautifully made. Iíve been wanting to get a drum for a couple of years now and Iím glad I waited until I found this one. It feels very sacred to me. I also wanted to thank you for giving so much attention to me over the phone. I never expected to be given the opportunity to hear the sounds of various drums, so I want to thank you for being so kind and giving me that opportunity. Please convey to Keith my appreciation for this beautiful drum. Warmest Regards, Elena 140. DnD Harrison - 2009-06-22 19:11:44 You are an inspiration to the simple life. We recently moved back to Alaska after the passing of our 33 years old son. We have travel extensively in Indian Country learning about the people and their ways. Walking the Red Road and practicing Traditional creativity take much commitment and is truely a Way of Life. I am taking this year to return to my roots and let my spirit heal thru Alaska Native sewing and beading. Thanks for share yourself with all of us. 139. Katie Schroth - 2009-06-13 10:23:00 The exquisite 18" Cottonwood Drum arrived a couple of days ago. Thank you for very speedy delivery, but mostly thank you the care and attention you put into this drum. It is amazing! A beautiful presence and voice! A real joy to play. The rawhide rattle is also amazing. So beautiful and lovingly created and such a wonderful sound. Thanks also to Cheryl for all the time you spent with me on the phone - letting me hear different rattles, discussing drums, your personal attention to detail. Your love for nature and animals comes through so clearly. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Katie 138. Linda de Neufville - 2009-06-11 02:02:38 I love my beautiful sweat lodge drum with the ghost markings and the booming voice. I named her Marie after the woman in Arizona who took me out to the desert canyon to drum, and where I set my intention to have and play a drum of my own. Iím so glad I chose your company because I liked your philosophy so much, and once again my intuition served me well because I now have Marie, the beautiful work of art that she is. I was able to do something about the sadness and anger I felt the other day as my neighborís beautiful trees were torn down by the harsh men theyíd hired to do their senseless cruel work. I lit a fire of sage and played Marie on my deck to offer tribute to the dying trees and to the undying heartbeat of Mother Earth. Thank you for your beautiful gift, and keep up the good work. 137. Vernie - 2009-06-09 19:54:28 Just Found ur website,I gotta check it out, very excited. Love, Peace N Frybread Grease...Later 136. Ruta - 2009-05-16 01:52:28 The sound of the 14" hand drum made with river recovered cedar is so beautifully penetrating it speaks directly to my heart. Thank you so much Keith and Cheryl for not only preserving the sacred art of native american drum making but for your added eco-consciousness. You are a refreshing oasis in a world caught up with cheaper, faster, more more more... an inspiration to us all that you can incorporate technology but also adapt it to preserve integrity... it was lovely to speak with you Cheryl and to hear the drums over the phone. 135. Kate - 2009-05-15 19:22:54 Thank you for keeping the good ways alive. Hope to own one of your drums someday 134. Kimberly Rhoads - 2009-05-14 16:37:36 Guess what we got some new pictures of my husband and his brotherís and his son elijah standing next to the drum and we are heading out to the powwow highway. The drum is perfect we wonít leave home without it and there are pictureís on my myspace if you want to download them...also we got to go to the state capitol and sing there with our drum...the video is on there with husband Isaac and brother Toby singing along with our son Elijah dancing...please check this footage and pictures out and we will try and send pictureís to you....Thank you so much.. 133. Adam Heinzeroth - 2009-05-08 16:48:24 Just as I suspected. I received my drum bag yesterday, and it is beautiful. I told Cheryl a few colors that I liked, and let Creator and her take it from there. She did an amazing job, and I am very pleased with it. The Drum People will definitely get my recomendation to anyone who wants quality, hand-made works of art. Thank you so much. 132. Adam Heinzeroth - 2009-05-05 00:25:38 I just received my 16" lightning struck cottonwood sweatlodge drum and it is abslolutely beautiful. It has a great, full sound. I will recommend The Drum People to anyone I know who wants a high quality, great sounding drum that is also a work of art. I also ordered a drum bag, and if it is anything like the drum, I am sure it will be a beautiful creation that was made with care and respect. I love that no trees died in the making of my drum. Using salvaged wood is a great way to preserve our trees and gives the drum a character that would be impossible to find in todayís fast grown wood market. Thank you for doing what you are doing. You are making a difference. Thank you. Adam Heinzeroth 131. Clay Muwin River - 2009-04-22 18:33:51 Everything is so beautiful and makes my heart smile. 130. Rich Welch - 2009-04-15 10:52:30 Hailito! My name is Rich Welch and I have enjoyed reading your info on your views and outlook on our traditional drums and there construction. I myself am a 31 year old enrolled choctaw with some Canadian Cree in there, ;) who makes drums from scratch also. same way with the mitered blocks and all. I was taught by my elders how to tan them also with the brains and smoke them to make leather. I hunt the animal,and use all of it with prayer and good thought toward its uses and spirit. I also am a traditional craftsperson taught in the way of beadwork and cedarbark basketry. I have been adopted by many tribes from the coast salish where I was born and raised and Alaskan nations. Also Iam a member of the Native American Church and have many great friends and relatives there also. I harvest it all the traditional way and am well known for my way. I lead songs and teach culture to the youth in my area and travel on occasion to other tribal communities when I am invited to bring the drum and share songs and teachings. I am vary interested in obtaining some of that wood that was struck by lighting. Please email me back and I will tell you more about why and maybe we can do a trade or I can buy a frame or some sticks from you.. Yokoke! Thank you! Keep up the great work! We need more folks like you out there doing what you do. Rich 129. Lydia Olchoff - 2009-04-12 03:50:32 I bought a beautiful drum bag from the Drum People. Charyl Talking Bird was amazing to work with. Cheryl Talking Bird was so patient while I explained all of the different themes I wanted incorporated in my drum bag. We talked it through, bit by bit, allowing the ideas to emerge and merge to form one harmonious theme. When my drum bag arrived, I was so thrilled! Itís perfect, itís beautiful!! Thank you!! When I buy my next drum, it will certainly be from The Drum People! 128. Key Eidschun - 2009-04-11 02:30:35 I purchased a pow wow drum from the drum people. It is exactly the same as it appears on their web site. It is beautiful and has a great sound. Their service was exceptional. I will do more business with them in the future and highly recommend them to anyone wanting this type drum. The padded drum beaters are great, too. I am confident about trusting them. When you search the internet for Pow Wow drums, you will come to the same conclusion that I did. This is the best drum on the market and at the best price. 127. Scott "Raz" - 2009-04-10 00:38:15 Hi guys! Iíve had my drum for a few months now and to say the very least, Iím very, very happy with it!! It is an 18" double-sided Lodge drum made of that special lightning-struck cottonwood tree. The sound is nice and deep, yet tight. What a personality itís got too. Search around the skin and the find the tone youíre looking for to go with each song. Itís been in many lodges now and holds itís tone even up through 5 doors, 3 buckets, and 50 stones! Folks ask about it nearly every time and especially when I havenít brought it. I need to get another beater and am starting to make a stand for it to use as a powwow drum while the stones heat up. Little 4 year old Silas Chipps had a great time singing and playing it with me after lodge this last weekend. He liked it. That was cool! Interesting side note; I just found out that when I was born, I kept Mom waiting for 2 weeks until a hail storm begin before I joined the two leggeds on Mother Earth. No wonder the lightning struck cottonwood spoke to me! Thanks yaíll, Love the drum! Now Iíd like a hand drum to go with it. Mitakuye Oyasin Scott Semper Fi! PS. I listed yaíll on my MySpace page too! 126. michael k. - 2009-04-09 00:26:26 i just recieved my drum today!!!and i just wanted to say that i am so pleased with the drum you sent me....i will make sure everone i know has your information so they can order from you also.thank you very much for being so prompt with my order...your craftsman ship is awsome!!again thank you and hope you are havin a wonderfull trip... michael from the seneca nation of indians!!!! 125. kevin (snowberry) sheahan - 2009-04-05 18:15:03 Thank you. I mis polaying my hand drum. My drum stick was stolen and as soon as I can get the funds I wil smudge and buy one from you. My spirit is happy to have journeyed across your site. Aho Nateí Snowberry 124. Greg Connett - 2009-03-30 21:28:35 The drum for our scout troop is absolutely beautiful and has a fantastic tone to it. Thank you ever so much. Greg 123. Sylvia DeLeon - 2009-03-30 16:25:06 The prices are wonderful. 122. Gail Zeigler - 2009-03-23 13:48:22 Our group of novices wanted to hold a spring equinox sweat lodge ceremony. With only one member with any knowledge we asked an experienced friend to guide us. He drove miles and spent hours during the construction phase for which he refused any compensation. While working, he mentioned he only had a very small one sided drum. A call to Keith and Cheryl and their prompt delivery resulted in our finding the perfect gift to express our gratitude. The expression on his face when he saw the beautiful drum was something to behold and the ceremony experience for our group was extraordinary. Thank you so much! 121. A. E. Zuniga - 2009-03-19 19:06:12 From the very beginning everything was as it should have been when I came across The Drum People website. So I meditated on it for a while and decided to give them a call to find out more about the energy that is put into making these Wonderful Works of Art. Well the first time I called, Cheryl answered my call and we got to talking. Everything told me that I have crossed paths before with Keith and Cheryl, so I decided to follow through with placing an order. After listening to all the great environmental details that Keith and Cheryl apply to their philosophy, I could no longer ignore the signs. Everything is just so Awesome, from my Plains Style Drum, to my custom design Drum Bag and Matching Flute Bag. I can feel the energy of Love, Peace, and Unity when I touch these items. I am honored to have rekindled a relationship with Keith and Cheryl, and I look forward to acquiring more representations of Keith and Cherylís Beautiful and Heart Felt works of ART. The Drum People is the first place I will point out to my friends and family who inquire about my Drum and Bag with Flute bag. Peace and Love to All Sentient Beings ONE LOVE A. E. Zuniga 120. Anthony Johnson - 2009-03-19 06:16:28 Thank You, I really enjoyed talking to you on the phone when I placed my order. I received my shipment very fast. My drum is beautiful and soundís wonderful! I will show my drum much respect. Thank You;) 119. JoAnne VanSparrentak - 2009-03-11 17:27:41 Thank you so much!!! I ordered my drum on a monday, I got it wednesday in time for my birthday on thursday! What a wonderful present to me! I also ordered it to have it for Earth Day and the Spring Equinox. I hope all drummers everywhere take part in honoring and healing mother earth and all beings that reside here. God bless you all. JoAnne ashima (without boundries) earthsky 118. Chipa Wplfe - 2009-03-11 01:08:28 Keith & Cheryl, I have extended my appreciation in person regarding the beautiful Pow Wow drum you had gifted Ruby & I with at the Etowah Valley Indian Festival in 2005 but I truly owe you this written testimony concerning my feelings. Your extreme generosity in recognizing "My Brothers Keeper" for our animal rescue efforts during the Hurricane Katrina episode will always be fondly remembered. We have had numerous offers from folks to take the drum off our hands but we will forever make this beautiful piece of musical art a mainstay in the Wolfe family household as well as our master calling card for Rolling Thunder Enterprises. This huge drum sounds incredible and we have utilized it in performances for Generalís at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort McPherson, Fort Gilham, and several other events honoring our troops returning from combat. The drum gets a lot of attention from some of the countryís finest drummers and singers and righfully so. I feel less than worthy of this fine instrument but your gift and heartfelt gesture will remain a treasure I will forever be humbled by it. Anyone seeking a quality sound with a good looking exterior need not look further than the Drum People as you have perfected your craft, at least in this beauty for sure. Thanks for all you do and Have a Happy Day, Chipa Wolfe http://www.rthunder.com/ 117. Gerry - 2009-03-05 00:15:42 I received my drum today and could not be more thrilled!!! Keith and I had a very nice conversation via phone. I emailed info to Cheryl, another wonderful caring person!!! I so appreciated the SPECIAL handling of my very important drum. I am in awe of the quality and workmanship of Keith. I attended a PowWow this weekend in Mt. Dora, Fl. and saw many, many drums. I knew mine was going to be special, and I am not disappointed. I cannot thank Keith and Cheryl enough. with great respect; gerry K. Lady Lake, Fl. 32159 116. Alex Brown - 2009-03-04 17:20:36 I am Chickasaw and teach at Arkansas State University. My drumming has been Celtic up to now. Praise for what you are doing. Do you ever give seminars? We will stay in touch. My Fiancee, who is with the museum here, will contact you soon. 115. Guy Wells - 2009-03-01 03:50:04 Greetings came upon your site while looking for a new drum Liked it very much. Guy Nasgiínega Tawodi Wells Wind Clan, Hawk Family 114. marie terrain conklin - 2009-02-26 20:58:24 thank you for your beautiful work* 113. David S - 2009-02-20 21:43:18 Itís time I sign the guest book. Keith and Cheryl have made a large cottonwood hand drum, recovered a small hand drum, made a special order small cedar drum/rattle and a couple of drum bags. Everything was exceptionally smooth, well crafted, fun. If you like drums, these are your friends. If you donít like drums, wake up before you miss them. 112. Kathy Atkinson - 2009-02-16 17:56:36 Hello Cheryl! Thank you so very much for my drum bag, itís absolutely gorgeous! Although I do not have a native drum , itís a perfect fit for my bodhran, and the extra pockets work well for my tipper & drum sticks. The rattle fits like a glove too ;) I cannot wait to show this off at my next circle... Again, my thanks! Kathy 111. looks twice - 2009-02-02 00:50:09 hi just looked at your web site at reneeís and got my first computer lesson ha ha. 110. Kortni Kinslow - 2009-02-01 07:26:36 Bo sho Keith and Cheryl! I have been away for a while but was more than excited to arrive home yesterday to find the drum had arrived. It was breathtaking to see. I cannot tell you how moved I am by your artistry and attention to detail. I will send you pictures of the drum after my sister-in-law finishes painting it and, of course, will send you pictures from the wedding. The drum will be given to Trevor as part of the give aways after the ceremony. It will always have a prominent place in our home as it will have been the first gift that I gave to him as my husband. Again, thank you so much for the good energy and blessings you have sent to us; may they be returned to you many times over! Kortni 109. Jan Montano - 2009-02-01 03:52:43 Greetings Keith and Cheryl, Our lives are truly blessed from making your acquaintance! Joe and I love our drums. Both of our drums are truly a beautiful work of art, and I find my cottonwood drum a truly special gift from Mother Earth. They have a special place on the wall of our bedroom where they are loved daily! The sound and vibration awakens the depths of my soul!! They were much appreciated by all at the drumming we attended during the Equinox in September at the Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio, I received my bag a couple of weeks ago and I think you outdid yourself Cheryl! The bag is gorgeous!! It will be the most beautiful way to both honor and protect my beloved drum. I will be taking my drum to work next week to share with all. Hope to "drum you up some business" (no punn intended!!) Will be in touch soon to order Joeís bag. Thank you both again! Namasteí Jan 108. Joe H. - 2009-01-31 13:06:04 I am considering buying one of your drums. I have a good feel about what you have to say, and also, what others have said about you in your guestbook. I have already discussed with my wife but I guess I am wary about buying something, that means so much to our world, over the internet. I think I will call you and talk to you. Thank You. 107. Linda Kwarciany - 2009-01-28 18:02:06 I was brought to this site through many links. I was facinated to learn about the cottonwood ring drums. Iíll have to come back and read more. 106. Linda - 2009-01-28 00:03:33 Sorry to read about Keithís mother Nancy dying last June in Virginia. 105. Suzanne Bartlett - 2009-01-27 23:50:04 I found your site by accident...well guess it wasnít an accident I feel I was brought here for a reason. I am not native but was native in a past life "Arapho". I do have a native flute Iam learning but am feeling drawn to the drum. Your work is beautiful and I will book mark this site for future purchase. Peace be in the wind for you. 104. Larry Straightarrow Richardson - 2009-01-25 02:32:04 Osiyo Keith and Cheryl I have an hand drum and a large powwow drum you build for my family. We are very happy with our drums and have had the honor to play and sing at many native events. I am please to let you know my doughter Charmin Little Humming Bird Richardson is Miss Indian Alabama 2009. She preformed the Cherokee morning song with our hand drum. See Alabama Indian Affairs Commision web site to see the photos. Be at pease and know you are loved. Larry 103. Warrior Woman - 2009-01-22 17:26:40 I am completely happy with my drum! In fact every time I look at it, tears come because it connects to my soul so much! She has a gift that should have no limits! Trust in her gift and give her no boundries. She definately connects to the spiritual side;) Wado, Warrior Woman 102. Sharon Kloss - 2009-01-20 16:19:03 I was very pleased with my custom made drum bag. It is beautifully personalized with dragonfly appliques. Sharon 101. vicki bliss - 2009-01-18 14:25:57 Cheryl, You were indeed really connected to your spiritual side when you did this painting. I experience such a spiritual sense with I look at the painting, and play the drum. So far, I have played a little on the painted side, but without touching any part of the painting. This is a powerful drum and a powerful painting. Anyone who would look at it for a few seconds would be immediately drawn into our connection with everything that exists on this planet and beyond. The stones themselves show life and meaning. And, the crow against the natural color of the rawhide is spectacularÖit looks a bit stormyÖvery animatedÖthe movement is there. This is not a static painting. You incorporated so muchÖreally the entire universe and what it means. There is nothing to be added, not one single solitary stroke of your brush. If you canít tell, I am thrilled with how the drum and painting turned outÖit is so much more than that. May you and your husband continue to be healthy, prosperous and blessed. Your work is of the highest level and you deserve to be able to make a good living with your talents and right intentions. I wish you the absolute best in your endeavors, and I totally support your resistance to someone dictating how you should paint. I feel I have not said enough about the drum itself. It was fun at work to watch people as they looked at the drum. The men tended to look at the painting, tap on the drum, and then examine how it was made, bending down to really examine it. The women only looked and stayed focused on the painting. Me, I am yin/yang (unity of opposites) in one body. I checked everything out. I love the way this drum is made, and the sound of it is incredible. The painting accentuates the reason for owning such a sacred instrumentÖa reminder what it is used for, to harmonize with our spiritual dimension so we can stay connected and grounded as we walk this earthly path. Have a great dayÖhave a great life! Youíve made mine move into another higher dimension. Vicki 100. Derek Rusinek - 2009-01-07 03:26:16 My drum came today, and I must say the pictures on your web site do no justice to your bags and your drums. I am absolutely in love with both. I also cant belive how fast you made that bag Cheryl! Amazing, I thought I would have to wait another week for the bag. The drum is everything I have ever wanted. Thank you two so much for everything! Derek, One extremely satisfied customer 99. sandy valencour - 2009-01-06 17:40:48 I have been looking for a native hand drum for my 4 yr old grandson for ages. He started drumming when he was barely one. Can you imagine? Now my granddaughter (6) want to learn to dance and wants to get things to do this. They only get to go to pow wows in their area (Western Washington) during the summer months but do go to ceremonies in the winter for their tribe. You are wonderful. I wonít buy from whites things I know natives make. My deceased husband made a wonderful drum and used to sing, but it is way too big for a child. My daughter made one, but wonít share. Thank you so much for the opportunity to buy things I need, using green knowledge and from natives. I will be contacting you soon. Thank you 98. Derek - 2009-01-01 06:24:07 I absolutely love what you guys do. You keep things personal in an age of automation. I plan on ordering my drum tomorrow, if your open, and canít wait to get it. Best of luck in 2009 Derek Rusinek 97. Jenny markle - 2008-12-30 18:17:35 I enjoy this website!! My Aunt Lived to be 109. She was a medicine woman. Iím 3/4 Cheerokee from my dadís side. My mom was Irish. 96. Mike - 2008-12-28 17:14:11 Love the site been checking it out for awhile. Need to save up some money and buy a quality drum. ;) 95. Maria Alma Breau Yoppolo - 2008-12-18 20:16:03 Blessing ! Today I received my beautiful Peace Pipe with stand that I ordered from you recently. It is just so AWESOME....I cannot thank you enough. I will bless it on the 21 st of December here this weekend... Winter Soltice. I have given your website out to many of my friends who are into Native American things that you make. YOur craftmanship is very well done...I wish you both much success and a very Happy New Year. "go create for yourselves a wonderful day" Blessings, Maria 94. Yvette Cavazos - 2008-12-03 18:54:12 Iím elated to find you & canít wait to order some things from you. I am fortunate enough to have access to drumming circles here in San Antonio thanks to Virgie Ravenhawk!! My spirit thrives on these events!! 93. David Ayers - 2008-11-26 22:34:33 Cheryl - the custom pow wow drum sticks just arrived, and they are just perfect. Keith did a wonderful job on the sticks, and your bead work is beautiful. Thank you so much for the service and outstanding craftsmanship. Dave 92. North American Native Heritage - 2008-11-21 16:35:29 "GREEN" it is a philosophy that has a most Ancient linage. Good Work. Jon 91. Brian Albert Ballantyne - 2008-11-19 21:39:19 Hi I am from Northern Manitoba and my good friend Maureen Brown said she had a drum that she wanted me to see. I am a pow wow singer and a traditional helper at sweat lodge ceremonies and other ceremonies and I was very moved when I saw the drum, I felt itís energy, I am contemplating that it will be used in ceremonies or healing circles and conferences. I could see it breathing and was very moved, and I know this drum will call others and encourage them to understand that our ways are not lost. It is a beautiful and energetic drum, you are truly gifted artist, Aho 90. Larry Bright - 2008-11-19 12:48:46 Hau Kolas, My cottonwood hand drum arrived yesterday. We are going to bless it today. It is very spritual and full of life and the Great Spirit. It will be my prayer drum. Pilamaya, Larry 89. Elmer Atlookan - 2008-11-15 02:33:32 hey brother , i was in Canada 2 weeks ago and a friend had one of your powwow drums . me and my brothers were singing on one .. the drum had a real good sound ..love the bass sound...so many blessing to you 88. Kamala - 2008-11-14 19:37:18 Cheryl and Keith - I received my beautiful cottonwood drum just in time to drum at the full moon fire ceremony two nights ago. It added another dimension for me to have my own drum connecting me to the beat of the earth, the fire, the moon and the star nations. Mesmerizing and beautiful! Thanks so much for your loving creation. 87. Em Jollie - 2008-11-14 04:14:53 Kweí Cheryl & Keith, My 16" Pine Drum arrived today... & who wouldíve believed that such a normal-looking cardboard box could contain such a Sacred Treasure? Thank You to both of you. Not only is the drum aesthetically gorgeous, it is also powerful to hold in my hands and its song is a strong heartbeat. It is obviously well-crafted, and I look forward to its following me for many years of my life. The padding & fringe on the drumstick is lovely, too. Welaílin... again, gratitude, from the deepest places in my heart. Poetry for peace... in love & rage, in prayer & protest, Em 86. Roy Rauschkolb - 2008-11-03 17:57:45 you made me a custom drum bag from dimensions i gave over the phone. I was a little concerned about how it would look and fit. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND FITS PERFECT! I am very impressed and will be passing on your information to everyone i can. Thank you so much, Roy 85. Michael Dozier - 2008-10-23 01:11:37 These guys are great!! We love our drum!! simpley the best!! 84. Tracy Standing Bear Young - 2008-10-22 12:16:48 We have checked out the entire we-site and look forward to meeting you real soon! "Blue Ridge Native American Veteran Warriors Society" 83. Becky Donlan - 2008-10-19 23:50:19 Thank you both so much for creating a very special, sacred medicine shield for a very special man. The love and care that went into making it will always be remembered. It was an honor to have you do this for me. 82. Laughing Turtle - 2008-10-16 23:59:55 Thank you so much for the Native Plains Style Hand Drum Little Badger. I couldnít be happier with it. It is a work of art and I can tell that it was made with a reverence for the life in it. The cedar wrapped in the skin is very beautiful. I know it is unique and the hide looks like it has a coyote paw and a bird flying in it. It is beautiful and full of life. Man oh man ! 81. gerry robertson - 2008-10-14 16:13:21 Cheryl/Keith; Thanks to you two, our ensemble is now complete! I got my 18" cedar hand drum from you fine folks on Saturday evening at the Etowah Valley Indian Festival in Cartersville. My brother has one of Keithís wonderful pow wow drums, and my youngest brother plays a fantastic Native American flute. This combination will enhance our abilities and enjoyment when these wonderful instruments allow us to praise the Creator and Mother Earth in the traditional way. This next weekend we will gather at our friend Hoytís lovely home in the mountains where we will gather around the fire and let the drums and flute set our spirits free! This will be a time when we will be one in song and spirit. Even that fellow you two know so well - Chipa Wolf - will be joining in this gathering! Thank you for the wonderful drums and your committment to Mother Earth, and the wonderful conversation on Saturday night. Take care and donít be strangers in our land! -Gerry 80. jon standingbear - 2008-10-13 16:19:50 you did a very good job keep going. 79. Billy Shadow Hawk - 2008-10-10 19:01:42 Drum bag arrived today. WOW! Thank you very much. It isgreat.... 78. Mike Serna - 2008-10-03 03:09:50 Keith and Cheryl have been friends of mine for years and I had the honor of playing one of their drums on my newest Cd. "Warriors Last Breath".Before you buy a drum , check out KEITH"S, YOU WON"T BE SORRY! 77. Toni Rollins - 2008-10-03 00:28:56 I am so pleased to have learned about The Drum People as a referral during my search for my first healing drum. Not just any retail item was I looking for, but the chance to be part of the design as I worked with Spirit in the creation of this sacred tool. While your Website gave me much inspiration it was the conversations and email exchanges that let me know this was the right maker for my special drum. Iím so pleased with the care and attention to detail and the beautiful work of art,I enjoy almost daily. Anyone looking for a great drum with all the loving care a design can hold,stop here. 76. Nino Reyos - 2008-09-24 21:49:07 Great site to view. it is comforting to see all the information and items to see. I am a flute player who performed at the 2002 Winter Game Opening Ceremonies. once again, I enjoyed your site. 75. John P - 2008-09-14 13:59:14 Found your site on the pow wow schedule in KC,MO. I have looked at your work and it is a great tribute to the land and the spirit of all that have gone to the land of or ansestors. Please keep up the great work and if in KC please let me know,I would like to someday see and buy one of your drums( been out of work for sometime now)...truely the best sound of I have heard. yatehee john p 74. elizabeth English - 2008-08-21 15:54:45 I have had over the last year, several dreams about being in a beautiful lodge, filled with the sacred scents of cedar and sage, everything in the lodge, wall hangings, drums, weapons, rattles, clothing, all beautiful, lush works of art. Having spoken with Cheryl, I understood that this was the place I had been looking for for three years, for my drum, and I had no doubt even before seeing it that it would be a good one. When I received my 28" pow wow drum yesterday, I was in in awe of it, upon first experience of the rich cedar scent and then color of the side of the drum. When I pulled it out of the box and saw it complete, it looked just the same as the the beautiful objects in my dream. I can now say that I have a dream come true. If you want to by a drum and have been discouraged and even deceived (like I was once) by other companies selling drums and rattles, stop you search here. You can trust The Drum People. They are as genuine a find as ever you will get in this crazy world, in your search for something better, something that will make you both humble and proud at the same time. Elizabeth English, Greensboro NC 73. TIM - 2008-08-19 02:24:53 I AM VERY, VERY IMPRESSED BY YOUR SITE. I HAVE BEEN DOING LEATHER WORK FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS OF A VARIETY OF ITEMS AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORK. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM IF YOU EVER COME TO PORTLAND. I HAVE DONE MANY, MANY SHOWS, DELTA PARK POW WOW ETC. YOU HAVE MADE THEM WITH YOUR HEART AND IT TRULY SHOWS FOR WHAT I HAVE SEEN. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM....TIM 72. WT - 2008-08-14 14:44:46 Wopila for the fine sweat lodge drum... 71. Annette Waya Ewing - 2008-08-13 15:58:35 Osiyo! Greetings from Mississippi!You do lovely work. Wisatologi Nihi, Many Blessings, Annette Waya and Jim PathFinder Ewing 70. Jerry the Quiet Man Megli - 2008-08-04 15:53:20 I ordered a drum and leather drum bag to be delivered in August. It was delivered ahead of schedule. When ordering the bag and talking with Cheryl Talking Bird to describe what I had in mind, I had a visual image that I was describing to her. Cherylís incredible sense of caring combined with her talent allowed her to capture the image I saw in my mind. When it was delivered and I opened the box, I saw for the first time the reality of what had been, such a short time ago, only a dream. The sound of the drum singing to our horses at night is calming and at the same time extends gratitude to our creator for the blessings we share. Cheryl Talking Bird and Keith Little Badger will create the drum and bag to help anyoneís dream come true. Thank you and be blessed as we are for getting to know you. 69. Judith Williams - 2008-07-23 22:41:41 I recently purchased a drum bag and matching drum stick and was delighted with the beautiful workmanship and the special attention given to detail. It was exactly what I wanted. When I ordered my drum bag and drum stick, Cheryl was very friendly and helpful and a delight to talk to. Thank you and God bless! 68. Circle of Silence - 2008-07-19 00:51:03 Thank you very much for you kindness quality and price. 67. Charlie 4 Feathers - 2008-07-11 23:29:45 I am very pleased with the drum, drum bag, and rattle I purchased recently. The quality and price was very good. I received several phone calls prior to my receving my order, from differnt people involved in making my drum, bag, and rattle. I would highly recommend the drum people to anyone. Thankyou for your service. Charlie 4 Feathers. 66. Cosette Kosiba - 2008-07-11 20:39:01 I am totally delighted with the kind and knowledgable service and completely in love with my drum. Cheryl assisted in the selection, playing several drums for me over the phone. The only way that I can describe the sound is "enchanted". The vibrations are filled with subtle overtones. This instrument just sings. Iíve not met another one like it. Cheryl gave me so much time & information. She is a gem ... and a wonderful artist. Most recently, I ordered a bag for my drum. It is custom designed, skillfully crafted and the perfect match for my drum. Thank you, drum people. You are both a gift. 65. James Thomas - 2008-07-10 03:04:52 We purchased a 30" powwow drum. What a beautiful drum--looks and sound! Our guys love it. The stand is very sturdy. We couldnít have hoped for a better product and Cheryl and Keith gave us great customer service. We highly recommend The Drum People. Thank you so much! 64. Steven King - 2008-07-08 21:33:08 i love the site, i have not ordered yet, but soon my friends, soon. 63. Michael - 2008-07-02 03:37:59 These people are great!!! I have no complaints at all... The drum is amazing and everyone is happy. 62. Mark - 2008-06-29 15:42:59 I must say if I was to buy a drum from anywhere it would be from The Drum People.They make me want to own one myself. One day when the time is right I will and I will buy it from these people. 61. Turpin Mott - 2008-06-27 21:33:31 I have used several drum in the inipi and was blessed to be able to purchase beuatiful drum that we walk with me for many years. Thank you, 60. marylee - 2008-06-10 22:15:34 I just received my second drum, this one a 14" one. I love it, and the bag is gorgeous! Thanks, again for high quality work. The drum sounds awesome. I gave my husband his for his b-day and he was amazed and loved the drum and the bag and the padded drum stick. The bag was masculine enough for him. Thanks again. Love, Marylee 59. Lehota Maíayan - E. Barb - 2008-06-04 19:37:02 Cheryl and Keith- Thank you SOOOO much for my new twelve inch drum and padded drumstick. The wood resonates amazingly when I play - as though the cedar is humming with my rhythm. The stick is perfectly made, seude fragrant, easy to use, well balanced, comfortable and beautiful. The drum is strong, well made, and the back thongs are easy to hold. This drum, while small, is a deep voiced steady singer and I feel the spiruit of itís makers when I play it. Thank you. To any reading this- this is the real thing and worth every penny. Many blessings. 58. Jack McGhee - 2008-06-04 14:53:19 AHO! Iím from the Poarch Creek Nation. Great site! 57. Fran - 2008-06-04 01:29:11 Talking to Cheryl about my choice of drum, rattle (and itís voice) as well as a custom bag for both of them was a pleasure. She took the time to play a sample sound of both over the phone which I thought was unique & displays the love her & Keith have for their craft. I had been searching for a drum following a ceremony Iíd participated in & let me say, when I found their website I felt guided there by Spirit - especially when I read about them using reclaimed material & not taking more from Earth than what they are given. I received my drum, rattle & bags yesterday (Monday), as promised by the phone call confirming shipment I got on Friday, this is the best customer service Iíve gotten in a long time (did I mention this was a month sooner than the promise date I was given when placing the order?). Keith & Cheryl are truly unique & their creations come from the heart. I will certainly be recommending them to anyone I hear of that is in search of a drum or rattle (or even a bag for something they may currently own but want to protect) and I canít wait to fill my home & heart with the sounds my new found friends will be making when played. Thank you Cheryl for a wonderful shopping experience, may you & Keith be blessed with everything you need & then some for years to come. Blessings, Fran 56. Mark - 2008-05-31 20:08:43 Cheryl was a pleasure to deal with and the drum (which just arrived) is tremendous. I did a thorough search before ordering my drum with The Drum People, and they are clearly head-and-shoulders above the rest! 55. gerry robertson - 2008-05-30 17:06:39 Last fall, in Cartersville, Ga, my brother purchased a pow wow drum from you fine folks. That drum, with itís powerful and moving sounds has drawn three brothers into a close relationship that personifies what true brotherhood is all about. The drum is the heart beat of our lives along with my youngest brothersí heartfelt playing of the flute of cedar. We have invited many into our gatherings who now see life and Mother Earth as a totally new place to dwell. We now travel the "Red Road" with new appreciation and uplifted spirit thanks to Keithís wonderous skills and devotion to his trade. We enjoyed our time with you at the pow wow, and hope to see you both in the near future. 54. Patti Jensen - 2008-05-29 13:27:17 I received my drum on Saturday. She is sooooo beautiful, even more beautiful than I had thought she would be! The quality is awesome! I feel so blessed by her song. Thank you, thank you! 53. marylee - 2008-05-20 14:40:30 OH MY GOSH!!!! The pictures do not do the Drum Bags justice!! They are truly a work of art!! I also bought a drum and bag for my husband, but canít give it to him until his B-day, June 2. Unless I cave in and canít wait. The bag for him is sooo cool and masculine looking. I have ordered another hand drum for myself and of course a drum bag. I am so looking forward to seeing the love and creativity that Cheryl puts into these bags. I know I will love it. Thanks again Cheryl and Keith for the quality work you do through our Creator. Love and Light, Marylee 52. Lois Kelley - 2008-05-17 23:10:43 I have been searching for "my" drum for about 2 years and had not thought of contracting someone to design one. It seems truly to be the only way. I found your site today and I am thrilled. I will be in touch. Northwest coastal salmon-people ang also dream-quest are the drums that have so far interested me tht most. Thanks again for helping me to find a way to accomplish this on such a personal level. 51. Carol/New Jersey - 2008-04-29 18:18:11 Cheryl; My drum arrived two days after I ordered it, and I have been drumming ever since. My son who is 13 picked it up and started drumming - it made my heart smile. I love the cedar wood and the sound is perfect. I had visited several websites, but yours just jumped out at me and I am thrilled with the drum. It is just perfect. Your excellent customer service is greatly appreciated in this age of "press 1", "press 3", etc. THANK YOU!! 50. Marcia Kurtz - 2008-04-24 19:40:39 This is truly AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so very much. I am HONORED beyond belief to have this bag and to know that it has been hand made by you personally for me. I canít thank you enough for your purely delightful attitude at all times during this purchase. This is truly one of the best experiences Iíve ever had. Blessings Always, Marcia 49. Marylee Farrell - 2008-04-08 17:05:45 I just received my Sweat Lodge drum, and it is awesome!! IT IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. Every aspect of my buying experience has been personel and caring. I was leary about buying on line, but I have been looking for a drum for a couple years, and finally I checked different sites, and I kept coming back to the DRUM People. What a wise choice. I talked to Cheryl, and she was so helpful and even called me from her trip, to tell me when my drum would arrive. I canít wait to see the custom drum bag and rattle. What also swayed me was their love for the Earth and their use of recycled materials. I will recommend them to anyone interested in handmade drums. Thank you Cheryl and Keith. What a wonderful job you are both doing. Blesssings, Marylee 48. Jill Brown wolflady - 2008-03-20 14:24:40 What can I say our DRUM is gorgous the sound the look is everything we could have wanted. After speaking with you both what wonderful truthful people you are so true to the old ways the Animals Mother Earth just everything it is a Honor to know you if only through your site and the phone. Once again THANK YOU THANK YOU the Drum is more than we could have wished for. Walk in peace and love Bill & JIll Brown 47. Larry Cotton - 2008-03-15 10:26:43 I started my search for a drum several months ago. I found several locally that were appealing, but really did not speak to me. With much doubt about making such an intimate selection via the internet I searched and came upon your web site. Immediately I sensed a connection and trust. Speaking by phone with Cheryl clarified for me that I had come to the right place. My drum arrived yesterday. This drum has an entirely different feel than the others I looked at. Actually, it has an entirely different SPIRIT than the others. Soon this drum will be used in an initiation ceremony calling men to lives of integrity and accountability. It comes from the right place and makes the right sound. Thank you. Larry Cotton Norwood, Massachusetts 46. Joel Jamieson - 2008-03-14 19:59:37 Well, my bag arrived at my home here in Burlington,Ont.Canada. There are no words that can express the quality of my bag and how happy I am with it. I was not worried at all with how it would look as Cheryl called me during the process of it being made. Just minutes after it arrived my brother emailed Cheryl with his order. I am very proud to be carrying it and many people have stopped me to comment on it. Thank you so much for it. I wish you and your family peace and health. Joel Jamieson Brave & Crazy Birch Bark Racing Siberians 45. Anna Marie Cole - 2008-03-07 05:49:04 Oh MY oh my!!!! The drum is absolutely beautiful, it takes my breath away with the rich sounds. The service, the packing and speedy friendly kind service is so personal and Cheryl is an absolute treasure! She ever so patiently beat the drums for me on the phone so the right one would choose me! It has chosen me and the two of us will spend many hours drumming in circles and during Reiki sessions...it is a very powerful drum and it will be a joy to hold it in honor of mother earth. Keith your workmanship is so beautiful...may you both walk in the sun and moon...and in joy. Thank you so much! I will refer you to everyone I know in search of special drums. I will also be a repeat customer. I wish we were closer so I could attend your drumming circles...Thank you for such a beautiful piece of a living drum, it will sing often! Anna Marie 44. Jeff Nelson-Gah-bowh-wii-nigig - 2008-02-27 14:42:09 Miigwech niibowa Cheryl and Keith! I am so very thankful for our relationship. Even though we are at a distance the drum connects us. Its power is awesome and I will always cherish and respect its life. You two are a blessing to The People and I thank the Creator for you. When we sit at the drum and sing you will always be included in our Ceremonies and intercessions. Again thank you for this wonderful experience! Ge zaagiíin! Love you! Apane zhaawenim Gitchi-Manidoo! Blessed is God always! peace, Jeff 43. Dr. Buddy - 2008-02-17 16:57:01 Hey, I really enjoyed browsing your website. You all sound like you are really doing some amazing things with your drums, etc. I appreciate your philosophy and love of God, nature and music. They are all related, arenít they? I am bookmarking your website. I am a music professor, conductor and composer. Iíll be back and will refer my fellow musicians to your site as well! Dr. Buddy 42. jesse yaseen - 2008-02-03 06:19:03 BEAUTIFUL HEART BEAUTIFUL DRUMS~ Blessings of Light Yo, you guys really make beautiful drums, they are Blessed, Little Badger is Beautiful PURE TONE Drum. Played on Many Sacred Times it produced frequencies that greatly helped a meditation class i was assisting in deep healing, through even old wounds, psychic or whatever, i pray The Most High Guides us to the WAY again, everyday... Love yíall are simply wonderful!!! Big Ups from Brooklyn! 41. Ivey G. Harper, Jr. - 2008-02-03 02:50:31 We researched the Web looking for that magical drum manufacturer ... and we were rewarded. After chirping with ítalking birdí one morning we set our hearts on a thirty inch cerimonial pow wow drum that had been orphaned by a boy scout troop in Georgia. Having been Junior Assisstant Scout Master for Troop #9 in Savannah, Georgia in 1963-65, I respectfully accepted the prize as a token of the Great Spiritís recognition of my efforts to teach Native American arts and crafts to my younger brothers ... when camping we always wore our own homemade breach, leggings, vest and moccasins. I was the first Eagle Scout in my troop and I was proud of my Apache heritage. I was honored to be the only base drum player in the Dixie College marching band (1973-75) - maybe that makes me one of the ídrum peopleí too. I told Cheryl that I not only wanted a superior product but I wanted a story as well. We ordered on the 25th of January ... we received on the 29th - a teepee and a CD (from Lone Eagle) and our very own ídrum peopleí drum (a true masterpiece of workmanship and art) - all on the very same UPS truck. Thanks to Little Badger, Talking Bird and Mother Earth ... we have our story, which has only just begun. A heartbeat away, Fox and Owl (Shelia and Ivey). 40. David - 2008-01-28 16:48:05 The drum bag I ordered for my wife arrived today (earlier than expected)-- What a wonderful surprise. It is perfect - exactly what I discussed with Cheryl. She is a true artisan, and you can both see and feel the warmth of her handwork in the bag. I encourage others to share their thoughts/ideas with Cheryl and trust that she will bring them to life. Couldnít be more pleased!!! 39. Margot - 2008-01-25 21:01:46 I love what you do. Thank you. Blessings. 38. tim benton - 2008-01-14 00:39:03 The other day I came home and there was a package from The Drum People at my front door. It was practically vibrating with energy. Upon opening it, I found the most incredible 18 inch hand drum I have ever seen. The craftsmanship , and beautiful painting that Keith and Cheryl performed in bringing the spirits of all the elements of the drum together was awesome. Thank you both for working with me and taking my uncertainty about what I needed in a drum and turning it into a powerful reality. The voice of my drum will always echo the thanks in my heart for both of you introducing me to such a powerful being as my drum. 37. WinterHawk - 2008-01-10 13:24:21 My self and my friend have ordered a drum from Little Badger and Talking Bird. I have seen many drums but not the quality that comes from the Drum People. We also were honored to have met them at a gathering and danced to the heart beat of mother earth with them. winterhawk 36. Dana Combopiano - 2008-01-09 20:17:18 I searched thoroughly for just the right drum for my husbands who comes from a music family. His father was a music conductor and I knew this drum would be studied. I was so thrilled to find the drum people. I really appreciate their value of mother earth and their efforts to sustain her. They were soooo helpful and helping me select a drum and played it for me over the phone. My husband was in awe of the drum and plays it all the time. The whole experience has left me inspired to do more of my part for our beautiful planet. thank you so much. dana begley combopiano Raleigh North Carolina 35. Rhonda - 2007-11-28 14:36:40 We have enjoyed the drum and other items that Keith and Cheryl have done for us. They are wonderful people and artist. 34. DONNA - 2007-11-13 17:46:25 I THINK ALL OF YOUR WORK IS JUST BREATH TAKING.KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK.THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT. 33. Shikopohumma - 2007-11-05 02:43:35 keep up the good work 32. Craig Turner - 2007-09-21 04:24:31 Long time customer of Keith and Cheryl and you canít ask for nicer people. I have to many of there pieces to list but every thing I have ever had them make they make sure that you are pleased and get what you want in design and colors, outstanding quality in every item they have made for me. I still have to get my act together to meet these people. 31. Dakota LoneWolf - 2007-08-19 23:31:14 We Need More Of Our People Doing This Work To Honor Our Elders 30. Kim Bennett - 2007-08-09 19:52:17 Dear Cheryl- I just received the rattle, and Pow Wow drum today. The craftsmanship that is put into it and the feel of connectedness to the earth is unbelievable. You were so helpful and pleasant to work with on the phone! I am looking forward to my drum bag, and will be ordering another rattle and double-drum from you shortly. The drumming really helps relax my clients who are trying to keep their head above the stress. Thanks again, Cheryl, and my best to Lil Badger. Kim 29. Re. Shaman John-Luke - 2007-08-08 20:36:41 Again, Keith & Cheryl have honoured our apprentices with more amazing drums, that will be used to sing honour songs to the Creator and to bring the lost home. Our small Shamanic school relies on the passionate work of these two sacred people. When the drums are consecraed, there are always songs & prayers for Cheryl & Keith. 28. Valerie Dively - 2007-07-31 21:32:22 Cheryl Talking Bird Farbaugh & Keith Little Badger, The drum is wonderfully made for drumming... I as a deaf person am overwhelmed with joy at such beauty and the feel of the drum beats! The stick is comfortable to use for drumming. I love your design and selection of fabrics for making the drum bag, and the bag is great for carrying the drum and stick. I heartfully thank you two and others for the wonderful making of the drum, stick and bag. PLEASE continue the wonderful work and of your sacred talents! Blessings to your life and work, Valerie Dively 27. ILAN VIEVILLE - 2007-07-23 16:12:00 How can we find words about the drum little badger and talking bird created for us?? the sound is magic and takes us far and deep into Mother Earth heart beating.The cedar wood ,the way it is build , is something unique made by hands and heart. UNIQUE. The drawings are real beautifull artistics peaces made by a talented and gifted person. But more then that,they are coming from inside from the heart and from the brain and together with the drum they are alive and giving back life anytime the drum is out of the beautifull bag. About a month ago we had to go to France for a while ,we took the drum in itís bag with us ,inside the plane ,on our knees,and this drum will go anywhere we go as long as we have strengh to carry something. DRUM PEOPLE MAY THE GREAT SPIRIT BLESS YOU. MITAKUYEOYASSIN THE VIEVILLEíS 26. Wes Tattinger - 2007-07-07 19:24:37 When I received my drum bag it was a real beauty. I picked the "Earthstar" design for my bag. It fit my octagonally shaped drum perfectly with just a little room to spare. I had an extra pocket added for my rattles. The padded shoulder strap is a nice touch. Many thanks and many blessings to you. 25. Nancy Toole - 2007-06-25 21:55:29 Cheryl, my Drum bag arrived today and it is beautiful. The craftsmanship is superb and your eye for color and detail makes this drum bag really stand out. I especially appreciate that you got it to me 2 days early for my Birthday. Thank you. I wasnít expecting that. Blessings of abundance and beauty to you. Nancy Toole 24. Diane Miller - 2007-06-17 00:06:47 I love the drum that I received! Excellent craftsmanship and sound!!! 23. Chris Williamson - 2007-06-05 00:58:22 Keith & Cheryl created Arrow of Light awards for our Webelos den a few years ago. They also put on a ceremony that I still get asked about. They are wonderful people. 22. Ron Osceola - 2007-05-30 19:55:12 i have been looking for a good quality drum for sweat lodges use, yours are the best Iíve seen. Funny, I was looking for something entirely different and ran across your website, you gotta love Google. 21. Juanita Santos-Clifton - 2007-05-24 06:14:37 I purchased a beautifully made hand drum, and i have 2 drum sticks, the original one that comes with the drum and one with leather work, i recently ordered the beaded drum stick. The drum people are down to earth and i will cherish all of my purchases. Thank you Lil Badger and Cheryl. Peace 20. Gail Coby - 2007-05-16 23:38:32 Ihave really enjoyed your web site what beautiful drums you make. And the paintings are amazing.Your work with cedar is truely a work of art.I will be back to visit this site. Gail Coby Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington State 19. Ric Williams - 2007-05-09 12:08:50 Thank you for the drum and the wonderful conversation. I had the honor of driving over and picking out my drum and the added bonus of being able to spend over 3 hours with Keith and his wife. Thanks again Rick Williams 18. Flore Williams, NY - 2007-04-11 19:03:47 Thank you very much for my drum. It is absolutely beautiful & it is hard to believe that is it made out of recycled materials. I loved it on sight, I automatically bonded with it. I love the way it is made & the way it sounds whenever I play it. I also love my lush red drum bag. I greatly appreciated your professionalism, ensuring that it was packaged properly, letting me know when it was shipped, and making the bag to my exact specifications. I have & will continue to strongly recommend you to anyone interested in getting a drum. 17. Angela Monti - 2007-02-28 14:32:49 Dear Little Badger and Talking Bird, I can not thank you and the Creator enough. My heart is filled with joy. I received my sacred drum and when I opened the box I was filled with such joy my eyes filled with Spirit water. I have searched for many years for this drum. I am grateful Creator led me to you both. My drum has a voice which sings of joy and speaks of ancient truth. I am honored it has chosen me to be itís stewart on this earth walk and am looking forward to sharing itís healing song. Thank you both for being stewarts of our great Mother Earth. It has been a blessing to have received you help and guidence and look forward to our next exchange. Blessings, Angela 16. Dave Trezak - 2007-02-22 02:32:27 Hi Keith & Cheryl, A few years back I asked Keith for a drum to take to the Prisons where I was called to minister. He did so without hesitation, gave it to me. I snuck that drum by many a prison guard and search to allow Native inmates to sing and worship. After being warned sometime later at the discovery of it, I had to find another use for it. I then used it to teach school students Native culture music and Dance. My webpage has a large photo composition of one of my presentations (SC). In it are two shots of myself and young people singing around a drum. Itís the "Drum People" drum keith gave me years ago! They truly are people with heart that live and act to nurture the sacred hoop and all their relations. Pilamya Wopila tanka Mitakyue Oyasin. Dave 15. kristyne - 2007-02-13 23:10:34 Iíve wintered with my drum for a few seasons now. Iíve seen many others and worked with several, but this drum is definitely ímy owní. I thank you both for the Spirit with which it was crafted. My collaboration with Cheryl-the letters and conversations we had on designing and painting exactly what I wanted could not be more perfect had I painted it myself. The Great Spirit smiles upon you, me and the Planet as the healing tones are sounded. May you prosper and have a good life. kristyne song_onthewind Michigan 14. Rob Burns - 2007-02-07 00:22:10 I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful 8-sided drum I recently purchased from you. It is comforting to know there are people like you out there that care about the earth we live on and it is reflected in the spirit of your work. It was great being able to actually talk you over the phone as I made my product choice. I highly recommend you anyone interested in authentic drums made with the care and consideration of our ancestors. Again Thank You! 13. Judy Steele - 2007-02-02 22:37:04 Thank you, Cheryl Talking Bird, for the marvelous drum bag. It was very helpful to talk with you to work out what I wanted, and youíve done a wonderful job of creating a bag that meets my needs and is also beautiful. I feel comfortable that it will protect my drum wherever I go to do Sound Healing. I will certainly recommend you to everyone I meet who needs/wants a bag! 12. Clara Hsu - 2007-01-24 22:16:23 Dear Little Badger and Talking Bird, I have never bought an instrument from the internet. However visiting your website and talking with both of you give me the confidence that I am in good hands. The drum arrives in the nick of time for my performance. It is young, impetuous, and eager to be played. I love it and proud to know that I am the first poet to use your drum. By the way, the drum may not be too pleased with me because I offer only water and rice for my instruments. What can I say when one lands in the hands of a Chinese... love, Clara 11. Ronald Gordy - 2007-01-07 00:45:45 Keith and Cheryl, I enjoy talking to you every time you come to Cartersville, Rome, and Euharlee, Ga. Ever since my wife and I purchased the hand drum in Rome at the 2006 Running waters pow wow it has not hardly had a rest. She (my wife) enjoys very much making the drum sing and I enjoy dancing to the beat. Keep up the great work and I hope to see you real soon as the pow wow circuit is about to start up around here real soon. May Creator continue bless both of you wonderful people. Your brother Ronald. 10. Patricia Cummins - 2006-12-27 20:23:56 Thank you Cheryl and Keith. When I opened the box and saw my drum I was aue struck. It is beautiful. I love the way it is made and the sound it makes. Keith, the Creator has blessed your hands to make such wonderful drums. The wood, Cedar, is one of my most favorite among wood and the drum stick is very well made too. I too love trees and am happy that no trees had to be cut down to make these wonderful drums. And Cheryl, thank you again. Patricia Cummins 9. Ivan - 2006-12-27 14:06:55 Many thanks to Cheryl. We received the drum in perfect condition and it is beautiful. Cheryl really helped to relieve my fears about the purchase and was a fountain of information regarding the drumís care and maintenance. Peace! 8. Lynn "Mother Earth" - 2006-11-30 19:28:09 When I decided I wanted my own drum, I looked at all sorts of websites, drums on ebay, etc. Once I found Cheryl and Keithís website the decision was made - I never went back to any of the others. I, too, am a tree hugger, so what convinced me at first was that no trees would die just for my drum, and no animal would be killed just for its skin. The fact that I was able to participate in designing a beautiful piece of art was a bonus. The round hand drum that Keith has created from not-round wood is a work of art in itself. Cherylís interpretation of the design I asked for is just awesome. I look forward to many worship ceremonies that will be enhanced by the voice of my new drum. Thanks, Drum People! 7. Peggy Green - 2006-11-12 20:03:41 I recently purchased a powwow drum and absolutely love it. The drum is awesome and I very much appreciated talking with Cheryl in deciding which drum to purchase. I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to purchase a drum. 6. RODNEY BULL CAMPBELL - 2006-10-30 20:21:02 I LIKE YOUR NEW WEB SITE AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON DRUMS AND IíLL SEE YA WHEN WE WEAR OUT THE HEADS ON MINE THIS GRANDFATHER SURE SINGS FOR THE PEOPLE LIKE ALL DRUMS SHOULD 5. Sandy HoneyBee Fylstra - 2006-10-28 22:18:31 Oh Cheryl, the drum bag is absolutely wondrous...my healing drum is nestled within it alrady.....she is such a special drum....Friday afternoon when I was doing some healing on a friend, she started to sing!!! ....something she hadnít done in the year and a half I have had her....I am certain she knew her special bag was on the way!!!! Blessing Be to you and Keith Sandy HoneyBee 4. Dorothy Carson - 2006-10-15 22:20:34 hi, Cheryl and Keith, i want to tell you how pleased I am with the drum. It is beautiful my son will be so pleased and surprised when he sees it. you and keith are very special people in my life in making a dream come true the creator will bless you. keep up doing everything you do. you are such a blessing to the native people. I would be very proud to be your sister and brother. thank you again Dorothy and Robert 3. Ruth & Jim - Citronelle - 2006-10-14 12:03:15 We really love the 36" drum. It not only creates íthunderí, but it is a beautiful piece of art. 2. Barbara Bettke - 2006-10-09 16:04:09 With so many drum makers to choose from, Iím so glad I chose "The Drum People". My drum was beautifully painted, matching my pictures that I forwarded to Cheryl. Thanks Cheryl for working with me every step of the way to create exactly "My" drum. I love the fact that you use river recovered cedar as that adds even more beauty to the drum and at the same time, is great for the environment. I know Cheryl & Keith work closely with Creator, so my drum was blessed and pure which was important to me. I just love it! Thanks again! Barbara Bettke Los Angeles, CA 1. STARFLAME - 2006-10-07 23:07:21 YOU have an INCREDIBLE website,FLOWING with HEALING Energies. Looking forward to investing in some of Your Healing Products. May the Great Spirit guide YOU,& Protect ALL that is associated with these People. Thank YOU,STARFLAME