Native American Flute Music
Music plays an integral role in the life of Native Americans. It is used for ceremonial purposes, recreation, expression, and healing. There are many different instruments used when making Native American music, including drums, flutes, and other percussion instruments.
The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world, with bone flutes dating back over 60,000 years.
The Tribes of the NW Coast used bone and cedar whistles for different dances and spirit calling ceremonies. Still today, Eagle Bone Whistles are used at many Pow Wows. Flutes were used for entertainment by many tribes while traveling; many of these songs still exist today. The Hopi Tribe had flute societies that performed powerful prayer ceremonies with their flutes. The Lakota Tribes used the flute for courting and love songs.
To buy traditional made Native American Flutes we recommend contacting Dave Tye at DaveTye@aol.com where he can advise you on the current availability of his beautiful handmade, ceremonially birthed flutes of all keys together with buckskin flute bags, ceremonial shirts, shields and more. Dave is a flute maker, player lecturer on Native American history and way of life. A taste of his music can be heard below, his CD may also be purchased here from which all proceeds go to Native American Indian Charity.