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 word. Dances are performed for a variety of reasons and usually are danced by either women or men only. Chants have special meanings and can last for hours or days. At the center of dance and song is the drum, which traditionally connects Native Americans to their Creator.
Many followers of Native American spirituality, do not regard their spiritual beliefs and practices as a “religion” in the way in which many Christians do. Their beliefs and practices form a integral and seamless part of their very being.
It isn’t hard to see the depth of native American spirituality just by looking at their handmade craft works. Native American spirituality includes a strong reverence for animal life, the environment, and each other.
Native American spirituality is not the same as the religion of most people. Organized religious meetings are not a part of native American spirituality. History shows that originally, native American spirituality was more of a way of daily life.
We hope you’ve enjoyed 3 Chics’ journey in our tribute to “FIRST NATIONS” people and Native American music. Through chants, drums, percussion, and dance, the music tells of their history of courtships, healings, meditation and spiritual rituals. With a mix of traditional, inter-tribal, and subgenre the transformative sounds and chants will definitely lift your spirits.
If you are of Native American heritage and would like to share lyrics, videos or chants, please feel free to do so. We love learning about artists, their instruments, and the contributions they’ve made to their tribes and our nation.