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Michael Reber Native American Music Review #1 The modern ceremony in Montana is a lengthy description of what goes on at these Native American gatherings. In the past I think that ceremonies like these weren’t as structured as they are today. They also wouldn’t have had as much tribal diversity as there are dancers and drummers from many different singing and drumming groups. There is also many aspects of the North American Indian Days that don’t have to do with the traditional aspects of these tribes. I think that this explains their culture today, incorporating aspects that have been introduced in the recent past. They have incorporated many country aspects to their lifestyle today. In the article, Netti explains how there is a rodeo going on at the ceremony, and many country music songs heard in the background. In another article I read one Native American man asks how are Indian people able to listen and perform acts that were once done by their enemies in the past, the cowboys of the west. I think that they want to forget about the past and sing and listen to songs
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Unformatted text preview: that apply to them today. The North American Indian Days exemplify what the Native American people are today. The parade in the powwow has many floats that enter into it, and not every float is from a Native American, some are white and a lot of white people attend the Indian days just because of the fun events that go on. I think that the Indian culture of the past also ties into these days even though there are so many modern aspects to the Indian days. For example the dancing and drumming that goes on is mostly from traditional decent. However there are also dances, called the fancy dance class that is more contemporary than the traditional dances. The fancy dancers wear more flashy clothing and have more of a flashy style, hence the name fancy. The powwows of today are a big part of representing the Indian culture today but also tying in their traditions that are important to their culture....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course MUS 164 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Washington State University .

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