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American Warriors: Songs for Indian Veterans

Various Artists
American Warriors: Songs for Indian Veterans

Featuring performances from six tribes—Ojibway (Chippewa), Menominee, Blackfeet, Hochunk (Winnebago), Kiowa, and Lakota (Sioux)—the 13 tracks on American Warriors document more than a century of Native American participation in warfare. Album producer and Smithsonian ethnomusicologist Thomas Vennum, Jr. calls the collection "...a concept that was long overdue; a recording whose release would draw attention to the often overlooked participation of American Indians in the United States Armed Forces, and at the same time directly honor Indian veterans by helping to create a national memorial for them." The compilation of American Warriors was inspired by a 1994 Congressional mandate to create a memorial honoring Indian war veterans and was the recipient of the 1998 Native American Record of the Year at the Native American Music Awards (NAMMY’S). Tracks include descriptive spoken introductions, protective war songs, and the ritual song, drumming, and dance styles of the powwow. American Warriors: Songs for Indian Veterans was issued in 1997 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).

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Track Listing

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War Paint / Soldier Boy Black Lodge Singers 4:08
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In the South the Birds are Flying Eniwube 1:48
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Lakota (Sioux) Little Bighorn Victory Songs Edgar Red Cloud 5:02
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Carnegie War Mothers' Chapter (Kiowa) Veterans Songs Carnegie War Mothers 5:08
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World War I & II Black Lodge Singers 4:14
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Canadian (Lakota) Flag Song Sioux Valley Singers 3:44
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American (Lakota) Flag Song Fort Kipp Sioux Singers 4:01
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Four Hochunk (Winnebago) Service Songs -- Army Winnebago Sons of Baraboo 3:13
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Four Hochunk (Winnebago) Service Songs -- Navy Winnebago Sons of Baraboo 4:43
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Four Hochunk (Winnebago) Service Songs -- Marines Winnebago Sons of Baraboo 4:19
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Four Hochunk (Winnebago) Service Songs -- Air Force Winnebago Sons of Baraboo 3:04
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Menominee Vietnam Veterans Song Smokeytown Singers 7:12
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Indian Boys from Desert Storm Black Lodge Singers 4:34
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