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Lakota Ceremonial Songs (Audio Only)

Date Created 10/26/2012 3:26:04 PM
Grade Level 3-5
Category Social Studies

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In the early 1980s, two men stepped into a studio at Sinte Gleska College
and shared a group of sacred songs. The Lakota Ceremonial Songs were
performed by John Around Him and translated by Albert White Hat Senior.
The recordings were made in order to help teach others who want to bring
the spiritual practices back to all of the people. While this music is
preserved on tape, many of the elders like John Around Him are being lost.
After a battle with cancer, Around Him passed away. John Around Him had a
dream that all Lakota youth would be able to freely learn and speak their
language. Tribes of Dakota - Pine Ridge Reservation: Spiritual

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