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Anthology of Brazilian Indian Music: Karajá, Javahé, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suyá, Trumai Shukarramãe
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produced by Vilma Chiara and Harald Schultz (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
"About eight hundred Karaja Indians still live on the shores of the Bananal Island, Araguaia River, in Central Brazil. They have been in peaceful contact with our civilization for more than a century but maintain a high level of their old traditions. During the dry season, from May to October, they erect summer-...
produced by Vilma Chiara and Harald Schultz (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
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Anthology of Central and South American Indian Music
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produced by Alan Lazar (Folkways Records, 1975), 1 hour 34 mins
"At one time the area or Central and South America was the home of diverse Indian cultures and civilizations ranging from the nomadic hunters of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, to the river and forest peoples of the Amazon, to the military empires of the Andes and Central Mexico, to the theocratic states of southe...
produced by Alan Lazar (Folkways Records, 1975), 1 hour 34 mins
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Trail of Tears
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performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in As Long as the Grass Shall Grow: Peter La Farge Sings of the Indians (Folkways Records, 1963), 4 mins
Long before Hollywood dramatized the plight of Native Americans, Peter La Farge was writing about his peoples' experiences, from songs about Tecumseh and the Trail of Tears to a rhyme about the atom bomb: "Take back the megaton / Give us back our lances / We will make our own wars / And we will dance our dances."
performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in As Long as the Grass Shall Grow: Peter La Farge Sings of the Indians (Folkways Records, 1963), 4 mins
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Doc Tate Nevaquaya:Comanche Flute
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 45 mins
Doc Tate Nevaquaya (1932-1996) expressed his Comanche heritage musically through the Native American flute. His compositions and arrangements of a variety of Native American vocal genres have inspired a new generation of Native American and nonnative flute players. Although the older flute tradition declined dur...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 45 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1966), 52 mins
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Folksongs of Saskatchewan
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produced by Barbara Cass-Beggs (Folkways Records, 1963), 53 mins

These folk tunes reflect the great humor and humility of Saskatchewan inhabitants, be they long-time locals or newcomers, that has developed as all have had to negotiate life in a harsh climate and vast, isolated space.

produced by Barbara Cass-Beggs (Folkways Records, 1963), 53 mins
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Healing Songs of the American Indians
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produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1965), 29 mins

When some American Indian medicine men and women were called upon to heal an ailing tribesmember, they would fast in order to receive a song in dream or vision instructing them in how to carry out the treatment of their patient. This is one of the many insights on American Indian healing practices reported by Dr...

produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1965), 29 mins
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Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 11 mins
Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical fo...
produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 11 mins
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Indian Music of Mexico
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
"On this album, emphasis has been placed on the music and instruments indigenous to Mexico. Those of Spanish origin are used only where they are combined with typically Indian music or ceremonies. The elemental and universal qualities of this music give it significance and virility. It has been called ‘the li...
(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
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Indian Music of the Canadian Plains
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produced by Ken Peacock (Folkways Records, 1955), 41 mins
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