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Muskogee Moon

Creatures moving in the Night

Xtreme cutting edge Technology

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Instrument Grade Poplar Flute is keyed to Gm - Features my dished finger holes - In years past I have created some custom flutes with this finger hole layout - Make sure you play with your right hand at the bottom if you are the Keeper of this one... Approx 23" in length, a slightly turned down mouthpiece which allows you to hold the flute in a more comfortable position during extended play. Loud, Crystal Clear Voice is so AWESOME you will surely Love the very moment your breath enters the flute's spirit! Tuned to absolute perfection using Virtual Strobe @ 72 degrees for studio recording!!! Signed, dated, titled, and numbered.

Per the Indian arts and crafts board I must state the following: Friends, you are viewing an Authentic Swampfox Creation carrying the Swampfox trademark & I am the sole maker of these flutes and totems. From the time I was 7 years old I knew I would build the flutes. They are Native Inspired thru my Grandmother's people of the Muskogee Creek Nation, but more than that, they are inspired thru the Great Creator of all living things. Many times as I stand before the wood, I have no idea what the flute nor its totem will turn out to be. Sometimes in life we must ask in earnest prayer for the answers, even to the smallest of things. As I pray for Creator's wisdom and not my own, it becomes clear in my mind what is meant for these flutes, and it is a powerful presence when this Creator's wisdom moves. If it is important for you to purchase a flute from an enrolled tribal member, it is my prayer that you find this flute you are seeking. Remember, according to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, {an act in place to protect the consumer from purchasing items that are not 100% AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN MADE}, should even the slightest part of an instrument, or craft be created by a Non-Indian person, the instrument / craft CANNOT Legally be sold as "Native American made", including ANY art work in any shape, form, or fashion. For a first criminal offense, an individual is fined not more than $250,000 and/or jailed not more than 5 years; subsequent violations are not more than $1,000,000 and/or 15 years. Good night!!!!!! A person could make a lot of flutes in 5 years!!! :))

Origin:

Brothers and Sisters,

This flute was in creation and needed a totem to make it complete. A few days passed by and still the sign had not yet come.

Before we went to sleep that night, Karen & I noticed the moon looked a little different. It had somewhat of a bright glow about it and this caused Karen to go into some sort of romantic mood and she began to smother me with kisses!!! OK, OK,,,,,,,,, I admit I must have been dreaming again! hee heeeeeeee!!! :)))

Now where was I,,,, Oh yea,,,,,, that moon did appear different and I felt a presence moving in the night. But I could not tell if this presence was good or evil.

Soon after, we went to sleep....

Around 12:30am there was a strange noise so loud that it woke me up!!! Someone or something seemed to be trying to break in from the back deck of our home! Where we live here in the country there shouldn't be anyone out at that time of night!

Like most of you, I would go to great lengths to protect my family! I guess anyone would.

I quickly grabbed a weapon system and instead of going towards the back deck, I slipped out the front door & into the night - making a wide circle around to the back. I figured if someone was out there, it would be me who would have the advantage!

Now it is possible to walk without making a sound my friends!

Heres how you do it..... You simply place the back outer corner of your heal on the ground rolling to the outer knife edge of your foot with each step. With little practice you can quickly move like a ghost thru the night in total silence - even in leaves!

In no time at all I was in place some 50 yards out. The tripod was opened and reaching over, I selected the RG5 reticle on the Generation III nightscope. Glassing the back deck for the intruder, the nightvision allowed me to see very clearly and within seconds I confirmed the target to be nothing more than a 30 pound raccoon!!! Looking like a bear cub it was one of the largest I have seen in my whole life!

He was trying to open a grill which we had cooked on earlier that night with his little human like hands!!! I was very relieved to see this coon, and so,,, somewhat embarrassingly, "Muskogee Moon" had it's totem!

The fun thing about growing up here is that we have had just about every kind of wild animal as a pet, at one time or another. I know these days it is no longer legal, but it was fun having wild pets as a child.

Once years ago, almost every night a raccoon was getting into my Dad's large trash-can he kept outside. Each morning there would be a mess to clean up and soon my Dad had enough of this little masked critter! However, to catch a raccoon is not an easy task!!!

The raccoon wants the food in the box-trap, but knows better than to walk into a potential trap where it can't see its way out. That's why you have to have two open doors on the trap,,, So that the coon will dare to enter the first, planning to leave by the second if there's any trouble. :))

You'll have a hard time getting a raccoon to enter a trap that doesn't have an apparent "emergency exit" that closes along with the entrance, because raccoons are just that smart!

Wooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))

Knowing the animal's behavior, my Dad used a large live trap with two doors called a Hava-heart which catches the animal alive.

With a can of sardines on the bait pan, one night the hungry raccoon entered the trap, and she was harmlessly transported a few miles away and released.

And then,,, the unthinkable happened!!! (Is that even a word?)

In a hollow of an oak near our house we began to hear some noises which turned out to be five hungry little raccoons! And where do you think the mother was??? Yes, a few miles away - relocated by my Dad!!!!

Now I wasn't about to let those babies die out there, so soon we were feeding and playing with them as if they were puppies!

After a while they didn't look very well, I think they needed their mother's milk.

A couple of days later I woke early one morning and the babies were no where to be found! I was scared to even look for them because I didn't want to find their tiny bodies in the edge of the woods.

They were so precious!

A few more days went by and one late evening as we were coming home up the long driveway our headlights shined the eyes of five small creatures!!! It was the baby raccoons!!!!!!

And you would not believe who was standing behind them! The mother had somehow found her way back, and my Dad said in all of his days, he would never relocate an animal again! :)))

Many thanks to Creesong and my Family for traveling with me thru the Appalachain Mountains to photograph this flute. And I give you my word as a man with Creator standing in my spirit as I type, unbelievably, we did see a raccoon while in those hills!!!!

If you are the Keeper of this flute, you are someone with a free spirit and curiosity is a part of your artistic way of life.

Please note that this custom flute is for the person who plays with their right hand at the foot of the flute. (Lower three finger holes)...

Much Love to each of you!

Brother Fox

 


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The Magnificent Whales...

Known for Their Intelligence...

The Largest Singing Creatures in the World...

A Mammal at the Brink of Extinction...

Cutting Edge Technology...

Rare Whale Markings in Black Walnut...

See my other flute when you have a chance guys!!! :))

Black Walnut flute is keyed to LOW Dm... This MEGA-BORE weighs in @ approx 26" in length, a Giant with a very Ancient DEEP Crystal Clear beautiful voice!!! But do not worry about the size my friends, for this is a Swampfox sideblown flute which almost anyone could play. Features my dished finger holes and on this particular flute I have added angled slots which fit your fingers perfectly!!! This may have been done before, but I have never seen it with my own eyes!

Absolutely the best mouthpiece money can buy! Should someone decide to become the Keeper of this one, you will Love it all of your days!!! 100% comfort in every way!!! Flute is designed to lay on your left shoulder during play and as I have said, the finger slots are located at the precise angle of which the fingers lie on the instrument's barrel.

Per the Indian arts and crafts board I must state the following: Friends, you are viewing an Authentic Swampfox Creation carrying the Swampfox trademark & I am the sole maker of these flutes and totems. From the time I was 7 years old I knew I would build the flutes. They are Native Inspired thru my Grandmother's people of the Muskogee Creek Nation, but more than that, they are inspired thru the Great Creator of all living things. Many times as I stand before the wood, I have no idea what the flute nor its totem will turn out to be. Sometimes in life we must ask in earnest prayer for the answers, even to the smallest of things. As I pray for Creator's wisdom and not my own, it becomes clear in my mind what is meant for these flutes, and it is a powerful presence when this Creator's wisdom moves. If it is important for you to purchase a flute from an enrolled tribal member, it is my prayer that you find this flute you are seeking. Remember, according to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, {an act in place to protect the consumer from purchasing items that are not 100% AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN MADE}, should even the slightest part of an instrument, or craft be created by a Non-Indian person, the instrument / craft CANNOT Legally be sold as "Native American made", including ANY art work in any shape, form, or fashion. Should a non-native person work a single part of the instrument, it cannot be sold as "Authentic Indian made." For a first criminal offense, an individual is fined not more than $250,000 and/or jailed not more than 5 years; subsequent violations are not more than $1,000,000 and/or 15 years. Good night!!!!!! A person could make a lot of flutes in 5 years!!! :))

Now this is the wonderful thing about this Giant flute: Normally in a flute of this size, it takes a great amount of air flow to keep the flute in song...More than most people can sustain...I have remedied this problem, and this flute will play with the SLIGHTEST breath, much similar to a Swampfox G#, ( a medium sized flute)... Tuned using Virtual Strobe to absolute perfection at 72 degrees F. When I tune these flutes I am looking down the barrel at three different style tuners! UNBELIEVABLE CLEAR Concert Quality Voice, money back guarantee!!! Hear this AWESOME flute for yourself @ Swampfoxflutescom, or send me an email, even if you only want to listen........ :))

Titled, Signed, Numbered & Dated.

Origin:

Let us begin...

This flute again honors the last whale - a mysterious whale of the Northern Pacific and another of which I'm sure my eyes will never see again in this lifetime. I have much time in this flute and it is welcome to stay with me as long as it wishes.

Whales are mammals - They are just like us in many ways & they enjoy human company!

A Blue Whale's heart alone is as large as a small car!!! It is the largest known animal in Earth's history! Fifty people could stand on it's tounge and Blues can grow over 100 feet in length!!! The new born calf is approx 25 feet long, weighing more than a full grown elephant, and drinks 50 gallons of milk each day! Almost as much as Baby Creesong! :))

Some of you may remember the story which took place in August of 2002:

A whale watch ship was ready to cast off from Boothbay Harbor. A full boat of tourist anxious to see a pod of whales, was aboard. The experienced captain piloted his ship out toward the whales' feeding grounds, when just outside the harbor an adult whale swam alongside the ship for a few moments, getting everyone's attention. The whale then veered off to the west away from the ship.

The Captain continued on his course, thinking that they were apt to see many more whales at their feeding grounds. Then, the same whale came back to swim alongside the ship again, veering off after only a few minutes.

Finally, the third time the whale came along side the ship and then headed west, the captain decided to follow it.

This whale was trying to communicate my Friends!

After only a few miles of travel they came upon a fixed fishing net with two baby whales tangled up in it!

The captain commanded the crew to launch the lifeboat and cut the whales free. Luckily, baby whales are less dangerous to get close to than adult whales, so they were able to cut them free. For the rest of the cruise that day the mother and baby whales swam alongside the ship, breaching and blowing as they played. When the ship had to return to the harbor the whales remained with their pod.

Unfortunately, marine officials learned of this interference with fishing gear and later arrested the captain of that ship.

This made the local news, which created enough public outrage that the captain was released with a ten dollar fine. :))

Whales are not only the largest animals on Earth, they are also the loudest!!! Their songs can reach 185 decibels - much louder than a jet aircraft - and can travel for hundreds of miles underwater!

Gray whales can travel over 12,500 miles per year! They have the longest seasonal migration of any of the whales.

A Humpback's complex songs can last for more than 30 minutes! They are very intelligent and have excellant memories which helps them return to feeding areas and remember migration patterns.

Just as Native Americans used Love Flutes in courtship, the Humpback sings a long sequence to a passing female, then escorts her as they swim along - soon diving deep into the ocean to mate.

It was the year 2004...

A network of hydrophones listening for the engines of nuclear submarines tracked the heart-wrenching calls of a mysterious whale swimming patiently and unquited thru the deep cold waters of the Northern Pacific.

The acoustic network regularly picks up whale calls, mostly Blue, Fin, and Humpback whales whos eerie songs is said to travel thousands of miles along the density seam of thermal layers, but this time something was very different.

The sound was not the pitch for a Fin or Blue, and was too monotonous for a Humpback. They had NEVER heard a sound like this before!!!

This mystery whale called regularly at 52 hertz - a deep voice of a very old whale.

Experts say he swims alone, calling ceaselessly for someone such as himself.

Surely the last of an unknown species.

Peter Aleshire could not have said it any better in his words below:

Think of it as layering of irony.

First we drive the Great whales to the Brink of extinction, mostly to make trifling things we could easily do without.

Next, we make nuclear submarines capable of exterminating our own species and so must scatter seafloor with hydrophones to track our own doom.

Then we use that intently listening network to track the journey of this single whale.

And finally, we read of his lonely journey and feel an ach of empathy.

So now the two mysteries swim alongside one another, the plight of the last whale and our love for the very thing we have destroyed.

And it leaves me to wonder once more that we human beings are both heart-long and headstrong - so perfectly balanced always between love and fear, destruction and creation.

If you are the Keeper of this flute, you are the Keeper of a whale's spirit. For generations to come, he will never let you down.

Love & Blessings to you all,

Brother Fox



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