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Native American Music and Dance

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Macy Oliver

on 20 October 2014

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Transcript of Native American Music and Dance

Native American Music and Dance: Ceremonial, Recreational
Southwest Region
Southeast Region
Map of Tribal Regions
Northeast Woodlands
Northeast Woodlands
Iroquois Smoke Dance
Southwest Region
Navajo
Apache
Hopi
Main Tribes
League of the Iroquois
Algonquin
Northeast Woodland Tribes
Apache Crown Dancers
Southeast Region
Chickasaw
Shawnee
Cherokee
Kentucky Tribes
Shawnee Ceremonial Dancer
Cherokee Eagle dance
Navajo Blanket
Cherokee Beaver dance
Ceremonial or Recreational?
Apache Crown Dance
Ceremonial or Recreational?
Thunderbird American Indian Festival: Hoop Dance
Native American Music
Characteristics
1. Strong Steady Beat
2. Unison Singing
3. Music for ceremonial and recreational purposes
4. Music as a form of communication.
Instruments
Instruments were made from natural resources such as plant and animal parts. Main instruments were:
Flutes
Drums
Rattles
Voices
The Steady Beat symbolizes the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
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