Powwow Songs: Music of the Plains Indians
by Various Artists
- Released: March 26, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Arc Music
- 1.Slow War Dance Songs - Jack Anquoe
- 2.Contest Songs for Straight Dancers - Jack Anquoe
- 3.Contest Song for Fancy Dancers - Jack Anquoe
- 4.Round Dance - Jack Anquoe
- 5.Sioux Flag Song - Los Angeles Northern Singers
- 6.Grass Dance Theme Song - Los Angeles Northern Singers
- 7.Grass Dance Song - Los Angeles Northern Singers
- 8.Grass Dance Song - Los Angeles Northern Singers
- 9.War Dance Song - Plains Indians
- 10.Slow War Dance, Vietnam Song - Los Angeles Northern Singers
- 11.War Dance Songs - Los Angeles Northern Singers
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Songs from the Plains Indians, broken into two groups: Southern Plains and Northern Plains. Tribes represented in the performing ensembles include Pawnee, Ponca, Sac, Fox, Quapaw, Osage, Kiowa in the Southern Plains songs; Sioux, Hadatsa and Arapaho for the Northern Plains songs.
Liner Note Author: Charlotte Heth.
Recording information: Kihekah Steh Powwow, Skiatook, OK (08/1975).
Translator: Diz Heller.
This 1975 collection of social and ceremonial music of the Great Plains Indians mostly focuses on intertribal music from southern groups, mostly Oklahoman, although there are five cuts of northern plains music. Most of the selections involve groups singing at a powwow in Skiatook, OK. Here are war dance songs, contest songs for straight dancers and fancy dancers, a Sioux flag song, a Vietnam song, and grass dance songs. ~ John Storm Roberts
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