Unformatted text preview: known as the rain dance, was used for agriculture; they believed it brought rain to their crops. American Indian songs include Vocables, which are simple vocal sounds. They are not made up at the spot when the songs are sung; they belong to that specific song. The beginning of the song, Rabbit Dance by the Los Angeles Northern Singers, has vocables, as well as the song, Butterfly Dance. Acculturation is a change in a culture through contact with another culture. The use of English in the Native American song, Rabbit Dance, is an example of acculturation. The American Indians were clearly influenced by the American Settlers. Feeling...
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- Spring '10
- Native Americans in the United States, Butterfly Dance, American Indian songs, existential quality