High Spirits flute are “Native American style.” According to Federal laws, anything that is claimed to be Native American made has to be created by a person who is on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Roll as a registered Native American. They are assigned a roll (registration) number. Until recently it was considered to be a negative status because of discrimination that Native Americans experienced.

My father was Ojibwa and my mother was German. My father always felt that we already have too many government numbers assigned to our persons and so he declined to register.