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Music of the Plains Apache

Various Artists
Music of the Plains Apache

The Kiowa-Apache, or Plains Apache, of the Apachean people who came down from Northwest Canada and made their way to the plains of what is now the United States of America. This album holds a collection of songs from various aspects of the lives of Plains Apache people who live in what is now Oklahoma. From animal songs for children that cry out the sounds of a puppy (“Puppy Song”), to the social songs such as “Hand Game” that features lively drumming and singing, these songs represent wholistically the culture of the Plains Apache.

Track Listing

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Wolf Song Irene Chalepah Poolaw 0:31
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102
Turtle Song Irene Chalepah Poolaw 0:22
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Turkey Song Irene Chalepah Poolaw 0:23
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Puppy Song Irene Chalepah Poolaw 0:33
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105
Go to Sleep, Baby Boy Irene Chalepah Poolaw 1:24
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106
Peyote Song: There Is Good Medicine Two vocalists at the home of one of the Kiowa-Apache in Anadrako 1:26
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Peyote Song: We Are in the Peyote Tipi Two vocalists at the home of one of the Kiowa-Apache in Anadrako 1:50
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108
Peyote Song: It Is on the Curved Mound Two vocalists at the home of one of the Kiowa-Apache in Anadrako 0:54
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109
Peyote Song: It Is Sure a Good Morning Two vocalists at the home of one of the Kiowa-Apache in Anadrako 1:23
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110
Son of Our Father Christian Apache female singers 0:58
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111
Jesus Is Standing in the Water Christian Apache female singers 1:04
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112
Snake Dance Song John Boone-Emhoolah 2:20
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Buffalo Dance Song John Boone-Emhoolah 0:57
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Hand Game Songs Performers near Apache, Oklahoma 2:05
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Hand Game Singer near Apache, Oklahoma 17:12

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