Native American Youths Today
and Their Native Music
Danyel Eldridge (1)
Music
November 2, 2010
Table of contents
• History of Native music
• Forms
• The Flute
• Voice
• Spiritual Uses
• Ceremonies
• How it was viewed
...
History of Native American Music
First we will look at the history of Native
American music and its different forms.
Music
• Forms
– Drums
– Rattles
– The Flute
– Voice
– Uses for music
 Ceremonies
 Healing
Forms of native music
Native American music was normally based on
the use of percussion instruments. These
forms of instru...
The Flute
Another instrument that the Native people
played on was the flute. Though this wasn’t a
percussion instrument it...
Voice
The other large part of the Native American
music is the vocals. The singing and chanting
of the music plays a large...
Spiritual uses
Music play’s a large roll in the lives of Native
Americans, especially in the way of spirituality.
Music is...
Ceremonies
• War dances
• Executions
• Deaths
These are some of the reasons of ceremonial music.
Healing
“According to principles of native American
healing, illnesses are not rooted in the
affected area, but are cause ...
How it was viewed
When the American
people came into
contact with the
Natives they
found them to be
savage in their
tradit...
They were Viewed as Different
Native Americans were viewed as savage. As a
people that had no morals and danced around
hal...
Youths today
• 97% of American youths play video games
• Others focus on sports
• Parties
• School
• Work
Native American Youths
• Native American youths represent 1% of the
population
• 58% of youths 12-20 are likely to become
...
Native Youths
There are many different organizations to help
Natives Youths and there families.
Native Nations Institute
...
Music Today
There are many different forms of music
today:
• Rock & Roll
• R & B
• Country
• Folk
• Punk
Just to name a fe...
Music Today
Music today has come a long way from sitting in a
parlor lessening to a piano. Music today is about
anything, ...
About Native Music today
Many tribes have formed what
is called Pan-Tribalism music.
They uses this as a way to keep
their...
How Youths view Native Music
Many youths of the Native American people
only know their peoples music by going to
organizat...
Native Youths
Many Native youths are
being trained in the music
of their people. This way
the Native music has a
chance to...
The Affects of Native Music on Youths
Today
Today the Youths are being reached by a
different group of people. The Native ...
“Your words are your arrow, your pin is
your bow.”
Today many Native
Americans turn to hip
hop or rap to empower
their peo...
A few of the Artist
• Teddy “Reduon” Orii
• Litefoot
• Dreamcatchers
These are just to name a few of the Artist.
These mus...
Conclusion
The Native American people and there music
has been bullied for centuries, but yet it lives
on. Though they may...
Work cited
1. "Business - NATIVE AMERICAN CHANT Videos." Health, Wealth and Happiness. Web. 03 Nov. 2010.
<http://net-plan...
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    1. 1. Native American Youths Today and Their Native Music Danyel Eldridge (1) Music November 2, 2010
    2. 2. Table of contents • History of Native music • Forms • The Flute • Voice • Spiritual Uses • Ceremonies • How it was viewed • Youths today • Native Youths • Music today • Native American Music today • Some artist • Conclusion
    3. 3. History of Native American Music First we will look at the history of Native American music and its different forms.
    4. 4. Music • Forms – Drums – Rattles – The Flute – Voice – Uses for music  Ceremonies  Healing
    5. 5. Forms of native music Native American music was normally based on the use of percussion instruments. These forms of instruments were normally drums or a type of rattle.(3)(11)
    6. 6. The Flute Another instrument that the Native people played on was the flute. Though this wasn’t a percussion instrument it did and does have its place in their music. The flute was often used for courting. The modern flute has only one note, if you want to play another note you would have to get another flute. (4)
    7. 7. Voice The other large part of the Native American music is the vocals. The singing and chanting of the music plays a large roll in not just the traditional aspect of the music but also in the spirituality of the Native Americans.(3)
    8. 8. Spiritual uses Music play’s a large roll in the lives of Native Americans, especially in the way of spirituality. Music is often used in many different ceremonies and healing purposes.
    9. 9. Ceremonies • War dances • Executions • Deaths These are some of the reasons of ceremonial music.
    10. 10. Healing “According to principles of native American healing, illnesses are not rooted in the affected area, but are cause by spiritual imbalances which can be corrected by herbs, meditation and rituals.”() Much of these rituals also included singing or chanting. As Parkmen’s account shows they viewed “that the physical work of vocalizing and time beating as part of a healing ritual…”(5)
    11. 11. How it was viewed When the American people came into contact with the Natives they found them to be savage in their traditions and ceremonies.
    12. 12. They were Viewed as Different Native Americans were viewed as savage. As a people that had no morals and danced around half naked hopped up on peace pipes. This view was because of the Europeans mundane lifestyle across the sea. When the encountered a people that lived differently it lead to contempentt “which gave settlers excuse” to do what they wanted.
    13. 13. Youths today • 97% of American youths play video games • Others focus on sports • Parties • School • Work
    14. 14. Native American Youths • Native American youths represent 1% of the population • 58% of youths 12-20 are likely to become criminals • Suicide for youths is three times the national average (2)
    15. 15. Native Youths There are many different organizations to help Natives Youths and there families. Native Nations Institute NAYA-Native American Youth & Family Center These are just a few of the Nationally know organizations. They help Native American youths learn about their culture and identity. Thus helping to make them stronger individuals in their culture. (8)
    16. 16. Music Today There are many different forms of music today: • Rock & Roll • R & B • Country • Folk • Punk Just to name a few.
    17. 17. Music Today Music today has come a long way from sitting in a parlor lessening to a piano. Music today is about anything, sexy, drugs to brake ups and falling in love. These never would have been sung in the parlor. All of these different kinds of music are intertwined if you will. For example country music got its start as folk music. R & B from jazz and jazz also started rock & roll. Where does Native American Music fit into this world?
    18. 18. About Native Music today Many tribes have formed what is called Pan-Tribalism music. They uses this as a way to keep their identity and share their culture. They do this by having gatherings where the will have powwows and ghost dances. Native Music today has also become a market on its own, by those that want to take advantage of it.
    19. 19. How Youths view Native Music Many youths of the Native American people only know their peoples music by going to organizations that teach it. Its is often no long passed down from older to younger tribe members like it used to. Now the youth have to go and learn it.
    20. 20. Native Youths Many Native youths are being trained in the music of their people. This way the Native music has a chance to live on, though “traditional Native American music is becoming lost forever”, many believe.(6)(9)
    21. 21. The Affects of Native Music on Youths Today Today the Youths are being reached by a different group of people. The Native people themselves are growing and adapting, and now pass on their peoples values in other ways then the traditional form. Many Natives today are marketed and use Rap or Hip Hop as a way to spread their messages.(7)
    22. 22. “Your words are your arrow, your pin is your bow.” Today many Native Americans turn to hip hop or rap to empower their people. Teach about their history and provide spiritual songs, or enlightenment.
    23. 23. A few of the Artist • Teddy “Reduon” Orii • Litefoot • Dreamcatchers These are just to name a few of the Artist. These musicians try to show culture in a blend with hip-hop. They also inspirer the embracing of their people. This makes there music something that the youths today can learn from.
    24. 24. Conclusion The Native American people and there music has been bullied for centuries, but yet it lives on. Though they may have difficulty passing on traditions and values to their youths, they have still managed to come up with ways that are appealing to them and thus have won this battle. The Native Americans music will always live on, because of their dedication to their values and customs. It has just started to evolve.
    25. 25. Work cited 1. "Business - NATIVE AMERICAN CHANT Videos." Health, Wealth and Happiness. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://net-planet.org/business/videos/index.php?key=NATIVE AMERICAN CHANT>. 2. "Fact Sheet on Native American Youth." Building Blocks for Youth. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.buildingblocksforyouth.org/issues/nativeyouth/facts.html>. 3. "History of Native American Music." Professional Translation Services | Interpreters | Intercultural Communication & Training. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/USA/History-of-Native-American-Music--/2257>. 4. "The History of the Native American Flute." Native American Music by Scott August. Native American Flute Music by Scott August. 2010. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.cedarmesa.com/flutehistory.html>. 5. "Native American Healing - Centuries of Good Health." The Original ~ Indians.org. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.indians.org/articles/native-american-healing.html>. 6. "Native American Music Awards - NON PROFIT PROGRAMS." Native American Music Awards - NAMA 12 SPECIAL GUESTS. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/nonprofitprograms.cfm>. 7. "Native American Music News » Remembering Paul Guy, Sr." Native American Music News. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nativeamericanmusicnews.com/?p=334>. 8. Native American Youth Family Center | NAYA - Native American Youth & Family Center | Native American Indian Youth Teenagers, Portland, Oregon. 2010. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.nayapdx.org/>. 9. "Native Music News." The Native Blog. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://nativeblog.typepad.com/the_potawatomitracks_blog/native_music_news/>. 10. Way, By The. "In Search of Native American Music." Parlor Songs Historical American Sheet Music Collection. Articles about America's Tin Pan Alley Music and Music History. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://parlorsongs.com/insearch/amerindian/amerindian0.php>. 11. Godbole, By Medha. "Native American Drum Music." Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/native-american-drum-music.html>.
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