The Riverdreamer shamanic tools are intended to be pleasing to use and look at, to do what they are designed to do and be ethical. The materials sources are important. Drum rawhides come from local animals who have lived decent lives. The riverbanks, lake edges and hills give up beautiful fallen wood, stones, shed antlers, feathers, bones and skulls. These are crafted into handles for fans, rattles, talking sticks, drum beaters and dance sticks. Almost all other materials used come from Native American crafts traders.