The Role Of Tribal Music In Native American Culture

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Tribal flag songs and National anthems are also a major part of the Native American musical activities, and are starters to public ceremonies, especially powwows. Songs that are translatable include historical songs, like the Navajo "Shi' Naasha', which celebrates the end of Navajo internment in Fort Sumner, New Mexico in 1868. Many songs celebrate harvest, planting season or other important times of year. The music plays a vital role in education and history, with ceremonies and stories orally passing on ancestral customs to new generations. Native American ceremonial music is said to originate from spirits and deities, or from a particularly respected individual. Epic stories and legends about culture heroes are a part of tribal music traditions,
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