Native American Drums

Traditional Buffalo Hide Drums & Hide Paintings

Dakota Drum Company, specializes in Native American Drums, creating traditional buffalo hide drums, and Hide paintings painted by Lakota artist, and co-owner Sonja Holy Eagle. 

Our Drums
All of our drum frames for two-sided drums are made from cottonwood. These are chiseled out and aged for the appropriate amount of time: usually 3–4 months.

Cottonwood works the best for drums because it has a very twisted grain that will not crack. These two-sided drums are our main drums and are the very strongest. They come in sizes ranging from 7–60 inches. 

We also make one-sided drums made from maple hoops. These are light drums, available in  10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, and 20 inches. They usually don't have quite the same, sound as our two-sided drums, but they are lighter and easier to carry. One thing to keep in mind is that the bigger the drum, the better the sound.

Native American Drums, Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

 Drumsticks are made from chokecerry, a traditionally used wood, deerskin and stuffed with buffalo hair. You can also choose a painted or unpainted drum. Sonja paints with traditional earth paints. These paints are made from various colors of rock ground to a fine powder and mixed with water. After she paints a drum, we put a sealer over the painting that makes it permanent and waterproof.

Hide Paintings & Native American Arts
We also specialize in hide paintings, including painted buffalo robes. Because we buy so many buffalo hides for our drums, we have access to very nice winter hides, which we have tanned at a commercial tannery. We also offer great prices on unpainted buffalo robes.

 Sonja also paints a variety of other hides, including buffalo robes, elk hides, and deer hides. You can also find many traditional arts and crafts, including beadwork, and quill work. All made by people from the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Cheyenne River reservations at our store

  These  Are Drums We Have Right Now  You Can Call Us To Order . Or Sonja Can Talk To You About Painting One Just The Way

You Would Like It. We Also Have Beadwork And Quillwork.

 

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-16 11"x10"x6" 2sided SOLD dr-17 11"x12"x6.5" 2sided SOLD dr-18 7"x7"x5.5" 2sided SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-19 11"x12"x5" 2sided SOLD dr-20 12"x16"x7" 2sided SOLD dr-21 14"x16"x6" 2sided SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-22 16" x3" 1 sided SOLD dr-23 14"x17"x6" 2sided SOLD dr-24 15"x3" 1sided SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-25 18"x20"x6.5" 2sided SOLD dr-26 16"x3" SOLD dr-27 10"x2" 1sided SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-28 14" x3" 1sided SOLD dr-29 10"x2" 1sided SOLD dr-30 18"x3" SOLD1sided

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-31 21"x22"x8" 2sided SOLD dr-32 20"x3" SOLD dr-33 10"x11"x6" 2sided SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-34 10"x2" 1sided SOLD

Back of 1 sided drums , we add a leather handle upon request

dr-35 33"x27"x16"SOLD with stand, , Glass size 36"

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dr-35 photo without glass

We have many more unpainted drums, Sonja will be happy to try to paint the way you like

drums of all sizes available
We also have more painted drums not shown

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dh_1 painted deer hide 60"x36" 575.00 dh-2 painted deer hide 50"x36" SOLD dh-3 painted deer hide 35"x58" SOLD

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

dh-4 painted deer hide 30"x36" SOLD We have lots of nice Quillwork and beadwork Quilled Medicine Wheels 2.25" 25.00 each

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City

Traditional Hide Drums, Native American Art in Rapid City
Small hide paintings SOLD Larger hide painting SOLD

larger  hide paintings SOLD

Contact us in Rapid City, South Dakota, to learn more about our Traditional Buffalo hide drums,
Hide paintings, quillwork, and beadwork