Native American Style Flutes

Note about buying Native American & Native American Style Flutes

Next to the drum, the most important Native American instrument is the flute. Because Native American flute construction is significantly different than the construction of African, Asian or European flutes, it is now the accurate musical term for a wooden duct flute with a block whistle mechanism. As a result, any such flutes, even if they were made in Korea, can technically be sold as Native American flutes-- just like Spanish guitars that were made in Cleveland Ohio are still called "Spanish guitars." You have to look for the "made in Spain" label to find a guitar that is authentically from Spain, and you have to find an unambiguous statement that a flute is Native American made, if that is what you are looking for.

Crazy Crow Trading Post offers a wide variety of Native American style flutes, as well as Native American flutes actually carved (and labeled as such) by Native American flute makers, such as Charles Frazier. Four distict keys are available (check each flute to see which key is offered).

Be sure to check out our line of Flute & Contemporary and R. Carlos Nakai recordings for a great selection of Native American flute music.