About Us

Tachini Drums is 100% owned and operated by Native Americans from the Flathead Indian Reservation of Western Montana, home of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai tribes. Our 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. We maintain a large selection of handcrafted Native American drums and related products in one outlet. Tachini Drums has been crafting drums since 1991. Our goal is to provide high quality Native American drums, drum accessories, drum making supplies and drum related products for those that desire an authentic Native American made product.

There are many drum crafters, few are Native American, and of those, fewer market their work directly to the public. Buy authentic Native American products, not “Native American style” products.

Listen to the heart beat of Native American tradition, the instrument of the Earth, the heartbeat and rhythm of Nature. Tradition, respect, honor, pride and integrity are handcrafted into each drum. Our drums are considered by many to be the most aesthetically appealing and well constructed drums you can buy.

Tachini is an enrolled Navajo who grew up mainly on the Flathead Indian Reservation. His mother is Salish, an enrolled member in the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. His father is Navajo, an enrolled member. Tachini has been involved in ceremony and spiritual practices his entire life. Tachini grew up around the drum. His parents and siblings are all singers and dancers at powwows. He has been making drums as a calling for all of his adult life, since 1991 with thousands of drums crafted. Tachini would be honored to make you an authentic Native American drum.

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In his spare time, Tachini co-founded of a non-profit that operates the Salish language immersion school for young children. He is the author of the first modern Salish language translation dictionary; an 816 page volume. He holds degrees in Native American Studies, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in American Indian Entrepreneurship. Tachini’s general life interest is in making a contribution to society by using his education, experience and skills to enhance and strengthen community health and prosperity. His passion is helping indigenous language revitalization.

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