Jonah Thompson is Navajo (Diné). He grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. Jonah belongs to the Coyote Pass and Redhouse Clans of the Navajo people. He learned flutemaking from his uncle and travels to powwows and fairs around the southwestern United States to sell and share the Native American flute and his personal stories. Jonah believes that flutes are instruments of music, ceremony, entertainment, courtship and love. Some Navajo medicine men say a girl will find irresistible the boy who plays the flute for her. Jonah believes he was given a gift from Creator with his ability to make these beautiful musical instruments. Jonah's flutes are crafted from pine and cedar.