This is my cottonwood drum, made in Taos, New Mexico. It has been with me for 30 years now. It has taken me and many friends on Shamanic journies, and Spirit Canoes. It is a powerful drum, indeed. Its sound is the sound of the Earth. I painted the thundercloud on it because I love the Thunderbeings; great grandfathers. I play it when it rains, and give thanks. During the NYC Marathon, I play it for the runners, and many respond to it very visibly.