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Native American Music

Elementary Music

LaShanda Walker

on 28 August 2015

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Transcript of Native American Music

Native American Heritage Month
Has a strong steady beat
Makes use of drums
Can be functional or ceremonial
Usually had voice and dance with it
Connected to spiritual ideas
Native American Music
Functional - songs and dances related to everyday life (hunting, planting, battle, births, and other events)
What do I mean by functional ???
This is a traditional war dance.
The dancer and his family come from the Prairie Band Indian Reservation in Kansas.
What natural resources were used to make Native American instruments?
Lay straw in front of you on the floor
Hands in your lap
Partners lay scissors in front of you on the floor.
Eyes on Ms. Walker and LISTEN!!!
Let's make our own Native American flute!
Inter-tribal greeting song
Ya ha ha-way
Ya ha ha-way
Ya ha ha-way
Ho ha ho ha ha ha-way
Ho ha ho ha ha ha-way
Wee hee nah wee hee nah hee na
wee hee nah hee nah
wee hee nah hee nah
wee hee nah hee nah
wee hee nah hee nah
Wee Hee Nah (Game song)
Google images
Prezi: http://prezi.com/qb7ohnnn9gmn/music-in-an-american-indian-culture/
Eastern Woodlands
These tribes lived in the forests, near lakes and streams.
Their food, shelter, weapons, tools, and clothing came from the forest.
Lived in Longhouses and Wigwams.
Hunted bears, moose, and bison.
Cry Ceremony when someone died.
Clothes were made of pelt (animal skin with fur on it)
Algonquin, Iroquois, Mound Builders, Shawnee tribes.
Not many trees, but LOTS of wildlife.
Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Blackfoot tribes.
Food: hunters and gatherers.
Shelter: lived in teepees or dome grass and mud huts.
Wore animal skin leggings, deer skin dresses, and buffalo skin.
Important ceremony was the Sun Dance (4 day celebration)
Northwest Coast
California - Intermountain
Live along the Pacific Coast.
Well known for their Totem Poles.
Chinook, Tillamook, and Coast Salish tribes.
Homes made of big Red Cedar Trees.
Food came from the ocean (seals, salmon, sea otters, and whales.
Clothing made from cedar bark, beaver teeth necklaces, and clam shells.
Chumash, Miwok, Yurok, and Pomo tribes.
Homes ranged from small huts with no roof, to long buildings with dome roofs.
Hunters and gatherers: Nuts, seeds, berries, rabbit, deer, and birds.
Women wore aprons.
Biggest event was the Acorn Harvest celebration!
Pomo were excellent basket makers.
Extremely dry climate.
Apache, Navaho, Hopi, and Zuni tribes.
Lived in apartment-like buildings made of adobe.
Very first SW Indians hunted Mammoth until they became extinct.
They were farmers (corn)! They had 24 different kinds of corn!
Very little clothing because it was hot. Grew cotton for some clothing.
Kachina dolls (ancestor spirits).
Hey Ya Na
Ani Couni Chaouani
How Did They Pay for Things???
Exchanging or trading goods without using money.
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