Flutetree – the nature of the Native American Flute
Exploration of Native American flutes from past to present. Includes: Songbooks and songs for the contemporary Native American flute, Playing Tips & Techniques, Anatomy of the plains flute and what goes on inside them, Earliest plains flute and courting in the 1800’s, Early written accounts of the native flutes, and more.
Cheyenne Women’s Music by Virginia Giglio
Books and recordings of Cheyenne Women’s Music from University of Oklahoma Press.
International Native American Flute Association
The INAFA encourages good fellowship among players and preservation of the traditional and contemporary Native American flute. Includes links to dozens of flute players websites.
The Power of Kiowa Song: A Collaborative Ethnography
from the Univ. Arizona Press, with song samples.
Frances Densmore – Song Catcher
In the early 20th century, the U.S. government demanded that Indians abandon their culture and were told to learn “white people ways”. Frances Densmore, a young music teacher from the midwest, vowed to preserve the old Indian songs in wax.
Native American Healing Music
Renown artisan, healer and Cedar Wood Flute Native American Musician Eagle Child of the Cree Nation and his partner, Rob Wallace a NAMI (Native American Music Awards) winner and Grammy Nominee produce spontaneous sonic landscapes that speak to our present being and honor all that is.
Saste Takoja Singers
The Saste Takoja Singers are a northern powwow drum group who sing in memory and in honor of their native ancestors and relatives. Several times, the group has been honored to serve as a “Host Northern Powwow Drum” and in 2001. Includes the Lakota history behind the Saste Takoja drum and information about the singers, audio clips of the group, pictures of the singers, and their powwow schedule.
Southern Thunder Singers
The Southern Thunder drum group was formed in 1991, but the older members had been singing together around Oklahoma long before then. The core group is comprised of ceremonial singers, either in their own tribal ceremonies, or by invitation at the ceremonies of other tribes. Most are members of the Native American Church. Website features prior powwow ‘gigs’ and other information about the group.
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