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American Indian Videos

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National Museum of the American Indian Opening Ceremonies
Duration 10:38


In September 2004, the National Museum of the American Indian opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C...  click for more

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The National Cherokee Youth Choir perform "Orphan Child"
Duration 2:27


"Orphan Child" is a song of unknown origins but is believed to have been created on...  click for more

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Inuit throat-singing demonstration
Duration 2:40


Inuit women of northern Canada developed a unique, guttural vocal style that involves short, sharp, rhythmic inhalations and exhalations of...  click for more

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Ulali perform "Mother"
Duration 3:01


Ulali is a group of First Nations women who combine drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments with their...  click for more

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Members of the Cochiti Pueblo perform an Eagle Dance
Duration 2:35


American Indian Pueblo cultural expressions invoke many animal personas. The eagle is revered as a symbol of wisdom, strength of vision and heart...  click for more

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Sissy Goodhouse discusses Lakota drumming
Duration 3:20


Among the Lakota people the drum occupies a position of great cultural and symbolic power. Regarded as a living entity, the drum is viewed simultaneously...  click for more

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Mary Youngblood performs the Plains-style flute
Duration 4:29


Achugash Aleut and Seminole, Mary Youngblood was raised in Seattle and now lives in Sacramento, California. She is active in the American Indian community...  click for more

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Laura Wallace and family perform "The Bone Game Song"
Duration 1:45


Bone games are popular among American Indians across the northwestern...  click for more