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Round Dance: Learning from Native Stories and Voices

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GARY STROUTSOS: World flute artist and storyteller

Gary Stroutsos is well known for his haunting work on the Native American Flute, and is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of American Indian music and culture. Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to journey into the indigenous cultures and communities of North America, where he learned how to play the Native American Flute.

Honor The Earth Powwow cd cover Honor The Earth Powwow

Honor The Earth Powwow

Featuring the Ojibway, Menominee and Winnebago tribes. Its repertoire includes traditional song styles as well as new songs written in traditional style— recorded in July 1990.

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The Pueblo Indians in Story, Song, and Dance

Swift Eagle, a Pueblo storyteller, singer, and dancer, offers a glimpse into the culture of the Pueblo Indians. Included is a performance of the ancient legend “The Bear Boy.”

duck head wood flute Zuni Sunrise by Gary Stroutsos

Zuni Sunrise by Gary Stroutsos

Gary Stroutsos plays Zuni Sunrise at the Magic Valley Flute Festival in June 2009 with William Hoshal and Vince Chafin. Produced by Brent Haines of Woodsounds Flutes.

DVD cover featuring illustration of man on rock guitar Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked the World

Tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring musical icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix,  Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, and Taboo.

Healing songs of the american indians cd cover Healing Songs of The American Indians

Healing Songs of The American Indians

These recordings of medicine men, from a diverse representation of tribes, are singing and chanting songs delivered to them in dreams or visions by external powers and spirits, that they used to heal the sick.

American indian dances cd cover American Indian Dances

American Indian Dances

This is a collection of field recordings of various tribal dances from the Great Plains and American Southwest. Liner notes detail each of the dances, though the names of the performers, dates, and locations of the performances are not specified.

Culture Corner

The 2020-2021 Culture Corner offers resources and materials that explore Native American cultures and traditions.

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