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We are a small, family owned company and our primary business is creating traditional dance regalia for the Native American community.  Rick is best known for his feather work, such as dance bustles and fans.  He is of both Muskogee and Eastern Band Cherokee heritage.  In addition to our Native American and Scouting customers, Rick has worked with the costuming and props departments of several international dance troops, production with Universal, and individual shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger.


Our involvement in Scouting came about the same way most others become involved.  Our son, an Eagle Scout, became a Tiger the first year the program was offered.  A few years later, during Rick's first year as Cubmaster, he wanted something very special to award to the pack's Arrow of Light recipients.  Reaching into his own heritage, he made each boy an Honor Arrow. Word of mouth spread quickly and now, since 1989, we are honored to send thousands of hand made Honor Arrows each year to packs all around the world.


Tatanka Traditions OVER delivered on quality, price, and efficiency. Each arrow is incredibly handcrafted, the instructions for how to assemble Thong Kits are easy to follow, and they make for an amazing final step in the trail that is Cub Scouts. My Pack was so impressed with the arrows they demanded we order from Tatanka going forward.  So, you're stuck with us! Also, their customer service is pretty wonderful. Highly recommended!

Brev T, McKinney TX


Wow!  I received the arrows today and am so happy. I knew they would be nice, but they were also so beautifully packed and cared for!  All of the extra information on the ceremony and how to make the beads kits was wonderful.  I cannot thank you enough for making this event special for these boys and parents.  I will be sure to pass along your info to next year's people.  They are gonna go nuts when they see these arrows!  So refreshing to see people that provide awesome service and take so much pride in their work - thanks for making my day!



Great product and exceptional service. Thank you!

SHAWN  S, Clanton AL


Thank you for all of your help!  I received the arrows in plenty of time, the instructions made the thong kits easy to assemble, and they looked great!   They were a big hit at our Arrow of Light/Crossover ceremony.

NICK  W, Round Hill VA


Just completed assembly of our beads kits for our Honor Arrows. I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the overall order. The arrows arrived as promised and were safely packaged. I am not especially handy, but everything came together easily. The beaded thongs look wonderful and the explanation that accompanied them was well written and easy to follow.   I will definitely recommend Tatanka to our Webelo I leader!

CAROLINE  K, Mechanicsburg PA


The arrows were the highlight of the event!  We were all very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship!

STEVE  C, LaVerne CA


I love your arrows and thong kits. My son crossed over last year and his arrow is beautiful!  Our pack used to buy those crummy put-it-together kits from the scout store and after seeing the boys’ handiwork, I decided that we needed something much better for them.  Yours are the best!

KRISTEN  M, Trumbull CT


I just wanted to let you know that I received our order today. Thanks so much for the wonderful service, as always!

SHERRI  M, Holmen WI


Thank you.  And just wanted you to know that the switch from our pack’s "tradition" of cheesy painted arrows to the arrows and thongs was a huge hit. The Scouts loved making them and they looked great during the presentation. As a bonus, my son’s looks awesome hanging in his room.  Thanks for a great product that the Scouts can be proud of. 

JEREMY  Z, Stillwater OK


WOW! I got the arrows and all I can say, is WOW. Great Job!!!! We will continue to use you guys. Thanks for the quality work. Hope you have a great day.

CHRIS  L, Westminster SC


All is perfect, as usual. Thank you again. Your product makes the Arrow of Light ceremony a memory these boys will always cherish.

RYCK  S, Tallahassee FL


Thank you so much.  The arrows arrived, just as you said, and they are beautiful!  The boys will love them.  We also appreciated the ceremony example you included in the box and plan to incorporate some of it into our own ceremony.  You and your company have been a pleasure to work with.  I'll be sure to pass on your name/business information to the upcoming Webelos leaders.

CATHY  P, East Earl PA


Thank you so much!  The shipment came on time and the awards look fantastic. You make a quality product!

DON  M, Pleasonton CA

Native American Dance Regalia

Rick and son Chris at a pow wow in Oklahoma

Native American Dancing

Rick dancing Southern Straight style

Feather and Bustle Work

Son Chris dancing Northern Traditional style

Eagle Scout Ceremony

Drummers and singers at Chris' Eagle Scout ceremony

Northern Traditional Regalia

Son Chris in Northern Traditional regalia

​I wanted to thank you all.  The arrows made it on time and looked fantastic.  The boys absolutely loved them!

SUE  G, Madison CT

The Honor Arrows arrived this morning. I am very pleased with the product and the fine way it was packaged to prevent shipping damage.  Thank you for your prompt delivery and spirit of customer satisfaction.

GARY  W, Irving TX


Everything looks perfect!  Thanks so much!  You couldn't have been more helpful.

NORA  G, Manassas Park VA

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the great job on the arrows.  They will definitely be a high point on the crossing over ceremony.  Thanks to all that had a hand in it.  I will be sharing your information with anyone who asks.

HEATHER  K, San Antonio TX


Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you. I'm impressed with your customer service!

​KARI  F, Vancouver WA


I just received our Honor Arrows today. They are very beautiful and our boys will cherish them for the rest of their lives.  Thank you for everything!

TERI  Y, Hamilton MT


We just received our son’s honor arrow... AMAZING quality! We are very excited to give this to our son, and the quality of the arrow will make this something he will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you!

JASON  B, Oceanside CA


I got our arrows!  THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!  Tonight we have our LAST Cub Scout Den meeting.  I can NOT wait to show these to the boys, and have them put their beads on them.  Thank you so VERY much for the BEAUTIFUL job you did on the craftsmanship, the packaging and the delivery!  I know my Pack will be ordering from y'all in the future!



We received our arrows and they are the bomb!

ELISA  M, Crestwood KY





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