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Anasazi Flute/Pueblo Flute
Still made today by modern Pueblo cultures as well as non-Native flutemakers, this Ancestral Pueblo Flute will reward the diligent student with an incomparable sound.

 
Double Flute/Drone Flute
If nobody is around today for a music session, you can still play a duet - with yourself - thanks to drone and double flutes. This type of flute has extremely ancient roots in Mesoamerica.

 
Moseno Flute
Believed to have originated in the Canton de Mohosa, Bolivia, the Moseno originates amongst the Aymara-speaking Peoples and is central to the matrimonial Mosenada Dance. This unusual transverse bamboo flute has a full, compassionate tone when played that is very stirring to hear.

 
Ocarina
With a history that goes around the world only to come back again, the little Ocarina flute can boast of both an ancient pedigree and international appeal.

 
Panpipes of the Americas
One of the earliest instruments of the Americas, ancient Panpipes or Panflutes have been excavated from South America all the way north to Canada, with oldest known examples dating back to 4200 BC.

 
Plains Flute
Today's most widely manufactured and recognized Native American flute is the Plains Flute, sometimes also called the Love Flute, Courting Flute, Cedar Flute or Two-Chambered Duct Flute.

 
Quena or Kena Flute
If the bird-like notes in Andean folk music make your heart soar, you have probably fallen in love with the Quena. This beautiful woodwind, sometimes called the Kena, is considered the flute of the Incas.

 
Tarka Flute
If you ever encounter an Andean flute that reminds you of a totem pole and sounds as dry and raspy as desert air, chances are, you are looking at a Tarka Flute. This powerful and stunningly-beautiful duct flute is believed to have originated in Bolivia.

 
Woodlands Flute
Typically made of cedar or cane, the Woodlands Flute offers ease of playing and a deeply satisfying sound, even when first blown by a complete beginner.

 
Native Flutes of North America
From the swamps of the southeastern woodlands to the mesas of the southwestern deserts, the song of the flute has been heard on the North American Continent for millennia.

 
Native Flutes of Mesoamerica
This article offers you photos of traditional Mesoamerican music, videos so that you can see and hear these instruments played and links for further learning.

 
Native Flutes of South America
To this day, travelers to countries like Peru and Bolivia take delight in the traditional folk music, played on such instruments as the Ocarina, Siku, Quena and Charango.

 
Native American Flute Music Inspiration
This beautiful Native American flute music page is filled with videos, illustrations and stories to inspire you to incorporate the sounds of North American wildlife into your music.

 
Native Flute Buying Guide
Let this extensive guide serve as your resource for purchasing the right native flute for you. With a section for each type of flute, this graph will introduce you to flutemakers and shops selling native flutes.

 
Native Flute Glossary
See terms and definitions for Native Flutes of North, South and Mesoamerica.

 
Indian Arts And Crafts Act: Understanding What It Means
If you are looking to sell or buy native-type flutes in the United States, and you are looking at what is available on the Internet, you will see two types of language being applied to these instruments. Legally, only those flutes crafted by State or Federally recognized tribal members or their designated Indian artisans may be sold as Native American Flutes.

 
About Native Flutes Walking
Whether you have Native ancestry or not, we believe that you can experience important benefits from listening to and playing the native flutes of North, Central and South America. These beautiful wind instruments can help you to slow down, become quiet in your mind and let the deepest feelings of your heart be expressed in a harmonious, spiritual manner.