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Mahk Jchi

Lyrics and Music by Jennifer Elizabeth Kreis-berg, Pura Fé Crescioni & Soni Moreno-Primeau
Performed by Ulali: Pura Fe, Soni and Jen.
Album: Music For The Native Americans (Robbie Robertson's album)

Tutelo/Saponi were Siouan languages spoken in the Ohio Valley. Tutelo was a language of Virginia. The last fluent speaker died in the 1990's, and few Tutelos remember anything of the old language today.
However some Tutelo people are trying to revive their ancestral language for cultural purposes.
The Saponi language has been extinct much longer, but it is thought to have been a dialect of Tutelo, both from the similarity in vocabulary and from historical accounts indicating that people from the two tribes could understand each other without an interpreter. The main difference is that the Saponi dialect appears to have borrowed a number of vocabulary words from southern Algonquian languages like Powhatan and a few from African languages (the Saponi Indians were known for sheltering African slaves).
Mahk jchi tahm buooi yahmpi gidi
inviata da giorgio 19/9/2012 - 08:28
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Ghost Dance

Lyrics & Music by Jaime Robert Klegerman and James Wilson
Album: Music For The Native Americans

The Ghost Dance was a ceremony for the regeneration of the earth, and, subsequently, the restoration of the earth's caretakers to their former life of bliss. Not surprisingly, the religion experienced its height of popularity during the late 19th century, when devastation to the buffalo, the land, and its Native American guardians was at its peak. Between 1888 and 1890, various tribes sent emissaries to a man named Wovoka, who claimed to be a visionary, and who was hailed as a Messiah by many desperate Indian nations. Wovoka maintained that Spirits had shown him certain movements and songs after he had died for a short period of time. In a manner reminiscent of Christ, Wovoka preached non-violence, and most tribes abandoned their war-like ways in preparation for future happiness...

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Crow has brought the message
inviata da giorgio 18/9/2012 - 17:05

Showdown at Big Sky‎

Album “Robbie Robertson”‎

‎“Save this place / In the valley of tears / By the river of time / From weapons race…”‎
Soldier of fortune
inviata da Bartleby 1/3/2012 - 09:36

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