Tachini Pete, Jr.

Drum making


Tachini Pete Jr., Salish/Navajo/Seminole. His mother is half Salish and half Seminole. His father is half Salish and half Navajo. He is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai tribes in the Flathead Reservation in Western Montana. He has grown up around the drum and around drum crafting. He has a respectful way of making his craft with many excellent mentors to consult as he learns. He has with been working with his father, a master drum crafter, helping craft drums since he was young. He has attended powwows throughout his life and helped with drumming and singing. He is no stranger to the drum, it is in his heart as he has uncles and aunts who drum and sing as does his father, grandmother, and grandfather. Many of his family members also take part in dancing at the various gatherings including his sister, brothers, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandparents. 

Tachini Junior is from a family where native drumming, dancing, and singing is their cultural heritage, going way back in time.

Tachini Pete, Jr. manages the operations and drum making at Tachini Drums. Tachini Drums is 100 percent owned and operated by enrolled Native Americans located on the Flathead Indian Reservation of Western Montana, home of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tribes. All of their Native American drums and related products are handcrafted under the direction of our master Salish/Navajo drum maker using centuries old traditional methods passed down from the ancestors. Listen to the heartbeat of Native American tradition the instrument of the Earth, the heartbeat, and rhythm of Nature. Tradition, respect, honor, pride, and integrity are crafted into each drum. Tachini drums are considered by many to be the most aesthetically appealing and well-constructed drums and they maintain the largest selection of Native American drums and related products in one outlet. Tachini drums provide high quality Native American drums, drum accessories, drum making supplies and drum related products to the retail and wholesale market for end users with a desire for an authentic Native American made product. 

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