Tag Archives: Native American Music & Chants

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

Hat- tip  The Atlantic In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American Chants & Dances Dances, songs and chants have played a major role in the culture of Native Americans. Stories and histories have been passed from generation to generation by voice as well as movement, rather than by written … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

American Indians  traditionally used ceremonial music to connect to a spiritual realm and summon aid from supernatural  powers. In addition to its sacredness, American Indian music has evolved to  become “an essential expression of American Indian identity,” according to Gary  … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

History of Native American Music Music was a prominent part of the Native American culture. The Native Americans had a tribal culture and each tribe had its own distinctive form of music. However there existed pan-tribal an intertribal genres of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American music  is as vast and diverse as the people who create it, and each tribe has its own musical approach and style that has been passed down for centuries. Music is at the center of Native American culture, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American music  plays a vital role in history and education, with ceremonies and stories orally passing on ancestral customs to new generations. Native American ceremonial music is traditionally said to originate from deities or spirits, or from particularly respected … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American Drums  The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum, as you can tell by going to any powwow or Indian event. Different tribes have different traditions about the drum and how to play it, … Continue reading

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