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Healing Songs of the American Indians

Various Artists
Healing Songs of the American Indians

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. Frances Densmore. Over the course of 50 years, Dr. Densmore collected more than 2000 recordings of American Indian customs and traditions in song. Compiled in this CD are recordings of medicine men from a diverse representation of tribes singing and chanting those songs, delivered to them in dream by external powers and spirits, that they used to heal the sick.

Track Listing

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The Approach of the Thunderbirds Ki miwun (Rainy) 1:49
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102
Going Around the World Main gans (Little Wolf) 1:37
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103
Sitting with the Turtle Ki miwun (Rainy) 1:19
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104
A Buffalo Said to Me (Brave Buffalo) Tatan ka-ohi tika 1:38
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105
Song of the Bear (Eagle Shield) Wanbli-waha cunka 1:34
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106
Behold the Dawn (Brave Buffalo) Tatan ka-ohi tika 1:25
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107
Second Song When Treating the Sick Charles Wilson 2:08
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108
Third Song When Treating the Sick Charles Wilson 2:01
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109
Healing Song of the Little Green Man Teddy Pageets 1:33
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110
Healing Song of the Eagle Spirit Mrs. Washington 1:52
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201
Sandy Loam Fields Jose Panco 1:02
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202
Out of the Mountains Jose Panco 1:03
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203
Song to a Little Yellow Wasp Rafael Méndez 1:53
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204
Song of the Dawn Rafael Méndez 1:20
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205
A Path on the Mountain Peaks James Guy 1:52
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206
Song of the Juggler Cawunipinas 0:46
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207
Healing Song from the Spirit Women David Amab 1:08
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208
I Am Rewarding You Louis Pigeon 0:47
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209
The Heavens Help You Louis Pigeon 1:00
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