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Old 04-12-2002, 01:58 PM   #1
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Who Makes The Best Drums In Indian Country

I was just wondering who you think makes the best drums out there. The drum is indeed important to the pow-wow. But they dont all sound the same. A good sounding drum is soooo hard to find. So who do you think makes the best sounding drums?
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i've heard about a guy in Canada that makes excellent drums, but i don't know his name.... could this be the same one? where is his approx. location? (don't want to give his street address to some crazy person on the net...)
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William James is from a rez in Alberta. He has made drums for a lot of the big name drums all over powwow country.


He also travels all over including the states to make drums for different people.

AKA as "Big Bill"........:)
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Michael Rose, Lead singer for Cedartree - makes some of the best drums I have ever seen.
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this very hounorable bro makes a beautifull drum, a master craftsman, he makes a drum to play and donate every year for the sundance.:Angel:
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Whatz up people just wanted to add my opinion, I think the best drum makers are............

Norhtern: John John Stiff Arm, Hays Montana
Southern: Uncle Wiley LittleCreek, Shawnee Oklahoma

bad to the bone drums good quality sound and good thick hides they use alot of steer hides.
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Frank Hostler is the best in the Northwest. Not only a work of art, but the sound is the best also!
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Yeah, Big Bill aka William James is one of the best drum makers i've come across. Merle Yellowbird makes deadly drums too......
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John John Stiff Arm makes sweet drumz..
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re: best drums

i think the ones made by the drum groups themselves are the best ones.
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best sounding drums

Our drum (Saste Takoja - Northern/Lakota group) uses drums made by Dave Hansen and Sonja Holy Eagle of Dakota Drum Co., Rapid City, S.D. They do it traditional way, with buffalo hide and cottonwood (also sometimes horse or elk hide). I've had a couple of their drums and they sound real nice. Their link is on this site somewhere.
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What's the deal with a double headed drum? They are popular with those drums from minn. anyone have details on these type of drums? Either that or Hokie clairmont just hits it so hard that if one breaks then the backup is right there????
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