Honoring Ponca Chief Standing Bear
Tobias (Omaha, Dakota, Navajo and Cherokee) and Aden (Rosebud Soiux) took a moment to commemorate Chief Standing Bear a Ponca Chief who was the first Native American to be granted civil rights under the law. The story of his journey began with the removal of the Ponca Tribe. Check out other blogs on NAPT to find more information about Chief Standing Bear. This show featured songs that are sung in the Native language of the Ponca and Omaha tribes. There are a number of books available about Chief Standing Bear like "I am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice" by Joe Starita. The Ponca and Omaha Tribes host their annual Pow-wow on the second weekend of August. The Ponca Pow-wow is an annual event located in Niobrara, NE. The Omaha Pow-wow is hosted on their reservation located in Macy, NE. The Omaha tribe has celebrated this tradition for over 200 years. The Omaha tribe also played a major role in Chief Standing Bears struggle for freedom. Listen to the live broadcast of Native Sounds-Native Voices every Thursday morning from 8 - 10 a.m. (C.D.T.) Also on the web at www.KZUM.org or www.AIROS.org.
"Oldies" (Family Songs Southern Style) - Otter Trail
"Oldies II" (Family Songs Southern Style) - Otter Trail
"Omaha Song" (Songs of the Omaha) - Omaha Singers
"Omaha Whistle Song" (Four Hills of Life) - Omaha Whitetail
"Omaha Flag Song" (Grandparents Spirit) - Standing Eagle
"Hard Life" (Grandparents Spirit) - Standing Eagle