The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.

Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.

We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.

We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.

Frank Mirabal

Frank, a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has been making drums for over 40 years. He remembers listening to his dad Ralph C. Mirabal and his grandpas beat the drum. They were his inspiration for continuing the tradition of drum making. Frank makes all his drums by hand and they are sold worldwide.

“I have been making drums for over 40 years. I was taught by my father Ralph Mirabal and my grandfather. I loved watching them work on drums and became interested in the craft.”